bungalow

noun
bun·​ga·​low | \ ˈbəŋ-gə-ˌlō \

Definition of bungalow

: a one-storied house with a low-pitched roof also : a house having one and a half stories and usually a front porch

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Nguyen Shack Phong Nha Lake Hill opened this summer with 20 wooden bungalows in the countryside with a swimming pool shaped like a boat (from $35 a night; nguyenshack.com/phongnha/ecoresort/). Patrick Scott, WSJ, "A Blow-Your-Mind Adventure in Vietnam’s Caves," 13 Nov. 2018 The waiting area of LuckyChap, which is almost hidden in a nondescript bungalow on the Warner Bros. lot, is cast in a pink glow from the neon sign that bears the company name in loopy script. Christine Lennon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Margot Robbie on Changing Hollywood and Her Shocking Transformation Into Elizabeth I," 13 Nov. 2018 On a spring day in 1993, five former students of Mr. Williams’s gathered in a small bungalow by the beach in Santa Monica. New York Times, "The Equestrian Coach Who Minted Olympians, and Left a Trail of Child Molestation," 29 May 2018 The whole effect is a kind of artfully undone St. Bart’s-meets-classic California bungalow style. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "First Look: Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, California," 30 Nov. 2018 The outdoor beach culture was a guiding theme in how the bungalows were crafted. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Three San Diego Bungalows Are Transformed Into Vibrant, History-Filled Getaways," 3 Oct. 2018 One of my readers did a little detective work, and deduced exactly where the bedlam bungalow is, possibly due to its proximity to the roof cow. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "Cops and copy editors keeping things orderly," 25 June 2018 Overwater bungalows, first introduced in Tahiti and modeled on traditional fishing structures, are trending in hotel design from the Maldives to Southeast Asia. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Everyone Is Suddenly Traveling to Tahiti," 9 Nov. 2018 Because of the small size of each bungalow, the design had to be efficient and the layout needed to flow well. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Three San Diego Bungalows Are Transformed Into Vibrant, History-Filled Getaways," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bungalow

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bungalow

Hindi baṅglā & Urdu banglā, literally, (house) in the Bengal style

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bungalow

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bungalow

: a house that is all on one level

: a house that has one main level and a second smaller level above

bungalow

noun
bun·​ga·​low | \ ˈbəŋ-gə-ˌlō \

Kids Definition of bungalow

: a house with a main level and a smaller second level above

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