bun·​ga·​low | \ ˈbəŋ-gə-ˌlō How to pronounce bungalow (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The biggest, the presidential suite, feels as big as our bungalow home in Tampa. Paul Abercrombie, Washington Post, "St. Petersburg, Fla.," 12 Feb. 2020 One example: Ecolodge Lapa Rios in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, which has open-air bungalows in a 1,000-acre lowland rainforest reserve. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 travel goals that will help you stretch yourself and experience the world," 12 Feb. 2020 The last one was a red brick bungalow with a roundish front facade on South Crandon Avenue. Marc Myers, WSJ, "The Theater Granted Mandy Patinkin an Escape From Reality," 4 Feb. 2020 Only this season, the entire line is drenched in a west-coast inspired palette that radiates dreamy bungalow vibes. Elizabeth Buxton, refinery29.com, "Anthropologie’s New Home Line Is A Bungalow Dream," 28 Jan. 2020 Margie Grace, who has designed gardens for historically significant estate properties to bungalows, is coming to the Main Stage as well. Roxanne Washington, cleveland, "The Great Big Home + Garden Show begins Friday, Jan. 31, at Cleveland’s I-X Center," 26 Jan. 2020 The small bungalow used to house Rise Craft Coffee + Eatery, which was only open for nine months before closing. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Here are 5 new restaurants to try on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix soon," 23 Jan. 2020 The bungalows in those formerly middle-income neighborhoods teeming with high school graduates now belong to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors in hedge funds. Thomas Geoghegan, The New Republic, "This is a high school nation," 20 Jan. 2020 Firefighters were called to the bungalow in the 21100 block of County Club Drive between Mack and Harper about 1:20 a.m. Thursday. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "1 dead in Harper Woods house fire," 9 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of bungalow was in 1676

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“Bungalow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungalow. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bungalow

: a house that is all on one level
US : a house that has one main level and a second smaller level above


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Kids Definition of bungalow

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

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