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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An 897-square-foot bungalow in Palo Alto, Calif., has been listed for $2.6 million – nearly $2,800 per square foot, about $1,000 above average for the pricey college town. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Silicon Valley tiny house on sale for $2.6 million," 19 June 2018 Location: Fort Worth, Texas Price: $349,900 A picture-perfect Craftsman bungalow is on the market in the historic district of Fairmount, Fort Worth, Texas. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Adorable Craftsman bungalow asks $350K," 15 May 2018 Patrick and the boys, out on the back porch close to my window, are swapping stories about school, politics, the news, while crickets buzz in the dark around our bungalow. Christina Dalcher, Time, "What If Women Could Only Say 100 Words Per Day? This New Book Imagines Exactly That," 8 Mar. 2018 The Hills are alive ... The Sound of Music was written here, in three-bedroom, bungalow-style Villa 12, after original villa owner Oscar Hammerstein met the real-life Maria von Trapp on property. Nadine Jolie Courtney, House Beautiful, "Inside the Jamaican Resort Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Spent the Weekend," 6 Mar. 2017 The neighborhood near the scene, predominantly bungalows, was otherwise quiet. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "Man dies after SWAT standoff in Calumet Heights," 16 June 2018 On a sleepy stretch of the St. Mary’s Street corridor, at the end of a street of century-old bungalows, a developer wants to build an eight-story condominum tower that would bring a taste of New York to Tobin Hill. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, "Condo towers would bring taste of New York to Tobin Hill," 13 July 2018 Bay View, at the southern edge of the city, is a lakefront neighborhood known for its cute arts and crafts bungalows, hip bars and restaurants, and youthful vibe. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Why Milwaukee, Wisconsin Is the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City," 10 July 2018 The single-story bungalow, which dates to 1924, presents a contemporary face with modern fixtures and hardware, greige hues and skylights. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 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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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


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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