Definition of bungalow in English:

bungalow

noun

  • A low house, with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.

    • ‘In Wales, Gwent Police said a roof blew off a prefab bungalow in Ringland, Newport.’
    • ‘It smashed through a garage and washroom, split roof timbers in her bungalow, and ended up near her bedroom.’
    • ‘Also put on hold were plans for two bungalows at West Country Lodge, Cherry Tree Avenue, Clacton.’
    • ‘The application was for eight, two storey houses and eight bungalows organised in four clusters.’
    • ‘With a large roof space, it is possible in some bungalows to add a dormer bedroom in the loft, a common feature of many of them.’
    • ‘The lodge cottage and the bungalow have been modernised in recent years and could be used for holiday lets.’
    • ‘They had these big houses, big bungalows, and my dad drew them to show my mum what kind of houses they had.’
    • ‘The new homes will include two bungalows and six semi-detached houses.’
    • ‘We are anxious to have individual houses, detached bungalows or dormers.’
    • ‘We had the run of this house, a bungalow with long corridors and lots of weird things to play with and things for us to be told not to touch.’
    • ‘Residents on a post-war estate of prefab bungalows have been finding out about gaining independence from the council.’
    • ‘The six semi-detached houses and two bungalows are rented and the tenants all have a connection with Bromham.’
    • ‘She helped collect signatures for the protest petition from the eight houses and 14 bungalows in the close.’
    • ‘Users also have to differentiate between houses, bungalows, cottages and apartments.’
    • ‘When I observed the white houses and bungalows, it would conjure images of people riding in horses.’
    • ‘In the bungalows, the south-facing porch leads to the dining room on the left and lounge on the right.’
    • ‘The lodge boasts three bungalows and three double suites and can accommodate a total of 12 people at a time.’
    • ‘The mast will be next to an estate of houses and bungalows and the owners will suffer an immediate loss of value on their properties.’
    • ‘The bungalows and houses have all been sold from the plans and will be ready at the beginning of next year.’
    • ‘This development will be of fourteen houses, eight of which will be bungalows along with six two storey dwellings.’
    small house, house, villa, lodge, chalet, cabin, shack, shanty
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Origin

Late 17th century: from Hindi baṅglā ‘belonging to Bengal’, from a type of cottage built for early European settlers in Bengal.

Pronunciation

bungalow

/ˈbəNGɡəˌlō//ˈbəŋɡəˌloʊ/