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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Abreu is like the cute, lived-in bungalow on the cul-de-sac whose market price will fall well short of an inflated number the seller truly seeks for reasons difficult to explain. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "No apology necessary: White Sox All-Star Jose Abreu worth keeping more than trading," 11 July 2018 Where, when Ruth arrives, the host directs her to Tom’s bungalow. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "‘GLOW’ Brings #MeToo to the 1980s," 3 July 2018 Where, when Ruth arrives, the host directs her to Tom’s bungalow. James Poniewozik, kansascity, "Netflix’s ‘Glow’ brings #MeToo to the 1980s," 3 July 2018 While its classic bungalow features include slate floors and stone fireplaces, its open layout, accommodating a tree that grows through the entryway, gives the 3,600-square-foot dwelling a distinctively midcentury feel. Cara Gibbs, WSJ, "House Tour: When a Rock Star Has Taste," 29 June 2018 There’s the naming of streets after universities and colleges (Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Vassar), along with bungalow housing and the venerable Dubstread, a public golf course that opened 94 years ago. Michael Candelaria, OrlandoSentinel.com, "College Park Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 Kee, who is white, had rented in the once predominately black area before buying a small bungalow for $88,000 in 2011. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: ‘Homes from the $500s!’ So, where do regular folks go?," 20 June 2018 Austin The hipsters are roaming Rainey Street, where cute bungalows have been been converted to entertainment venues with a different vibe than the traditional Sixth Street stroll. San Antonio Express-News, "Your best bets for attractions all around Texas," 12 June 2018 Location: Richmond, California Price: $599,000 A charming 1950s bungalow is on the market in Richmond, California, a city north of Berkeley. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Renovated ’50s bungalow wants $599K," 11 June 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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