bungalow

noun
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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Rent the main villa or a few of the smaller bungalows that are tucked into the side of the mountain within the former artist colony. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 The cottage can be compared to a bungalow from the outside, and a nice hotel suite on the inside with room for a bed, living room space, kitchenette and bathroom. Christine Coppa, Country Living, "'Granny Pods' Allow Elderly Family Members to Live in a High-Tech Backyard Cottage," 13 Dec. 2018 Good thing the Maryland native has the perfect spot to show off, and evolve, her beloved groupings: a 1920s four-bedroom, four-bathroom bungalow in Bel Air, just five miles from her childhood home. Laura Kostelny, Country Living, "Step Inside a Serene Bungalow," 25 Jan. 2019 The Robinson family lived in the upstairs apartment of a tidy, two-story brick bungalow that was owned by a relative who taught piano and directed a church choir. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Melania’s Misstep and Michelle’s Mystery," 15 Nov. 2018 Each of the hotel's 18 bungalows have their own distinct design personalities, as do the three villas, which are among the most coveted rooms at Villa Marie. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "This resort is a design lover's paradise.," 9 Aug. 2018 While the Craftsman bungalow is a very popular pairing, the two are not necessarily linked. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason Original Craftsman Style Homes Are Still Around After 100 Years," 21 Nov. 2018 The little East Sacramento bungalow with the bright red door and trim camellias looks like any other family home on its street. Tony Bizjak And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "The 'hotel' next door: Airbnb rentals face backlash in some Sacramento neighborhoods," 17 June 2018 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

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

bungalow

noun
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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