Came from the slave days, and was considered a medical disease which needed curing if a slave was wanting to escape. So, metaphorically speaking, this word can be used as a noun if you feel trapped and ache for escape. on Travel quotes quotes
Yet another list of words you can't find in English! For a more comprehensive language learning experience you can try out Mango Languages! You'll find this e-resource on the Urbandale Public Library website.