bungalow

[ buhng-guh-loh ]
/ ˈbʌŋ gəˌloʊ /

noun

a cottage of one story.
(in India) a one-storied thatched or tiled house, usually surrounded by a veranda.
(in the U.S.) a derivation of the Indian house type, popular especially during the first quarter of the 20th century, usually having one and a half stories, a widely bracketed gable roof, and a multi-windowed dormer and frequently built of rustic materials.

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Origin of bungalow

First recorded in 1670–80, bungalow is from the Hindi word banglā literally, of Bengal
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bungalow
/ (ˈbʌŋɡəˌləʊ) /

noun

a one-storey house, sometimes with an attic
(in India) a one-storey house, usually surrounded by a veranda

Word Origin for bungalow

C17: from Hindi banglā (house) of the Bengal type
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