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 Located just south of Roosevelt Street on 5th Street, Il Bosco is moving into a bungalow that formerly housed Dvina Modern Fare. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This popular Scottsdale pizzeria is coming to Roosevelt Row. Here's what you need to know," 25 Nov. 2020 In El Sereno, a largely Latino working-class neighborhood in East Los Angeles, Domingo Miguel Aguilar, the family patriarch who lives with three generations in a small, two-bedroom bungalow, lost his mother in Guatemala to Covid-19. New York Times, "‘We Are Forced to Live in These Conditions’: In Los Angeles, Virus Ravages Overcrowded Homes," 23 Jan. 2021 But in the process of opening Dvina, the bungalow was renovated and made into a fully functioning restaurant. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This popular Scottsdale pizzeria is coming to Roosevelt Row. Here's what you need to know," 25 Nov. 2020 Now, guests can book the package that comes with all of Monroe’s favorites including luxury bungalow accommodation for two. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "You Can Live Like Marilyn Monroe in Her Favorite Hotel Suite — and Even Eat Her Favorite Meal," 30 Aug. 2020 To sit enthroned as usual on the porch of his Naratrany bungalow, gazing out over the strait at the bellying sails of the fishing pirogues and the boutres hauling timber from the Grande Terre. Andrea Lee, The New Yorker, "The Rivals," 28 Dec. 2020 On a recent Wednesday morning, my daily breathwork practice was interrupted by aggressive knocking on the front door of my beach bungalow nestled behind the Venice Pier. Aubree Nichols, Vogue, "’Tis the Season to Primal Scream," 29 Dec. 2020 Our old bungalow was only 850 square feet — cozy enough for us; much too small for some of our pieces. Los Angeles Times, "How learning to curate my art at home helped me unpack my grief," 24 Dec. 2020 The counties of Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington—known, collectively, as the WOW counties—compose the bungalow belt of the city of Milwaukee, a suburban sprawl of Craftsman-style homes clustered neatly among dozens of lakes. Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New Yorker, "Will Trump’s “Law and Order” Message Work in Wisconsin?," 24 Oct. 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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19 Feb 2021

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“Bungalow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungalow. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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


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

Kids Definition of bungalow

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

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