Origin of jungle
Related Words for junglewasteland, wood, forest, web, undergrowth, labyrinth, zoo, bush, maze, tangle, morass, chaparral, boscage
Examples from the Web for jungle
Contemporary Examples of jungle
Over the past week, Sony Pictures Entertainment has received more body blows than Muhammad Ali during the Rumble in the Jungle.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack
December 23, 2014
Now, visitors are scarce and the jungle is taking over, leaving some locals nostalgic.Six Must-Read Stories About the Sony Hacks, Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway and Another Woman’s Story of U-VA
The Daily Beast
December 20, 2014
A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Bibi was pregnant, and Louise delivered her baby, a boy named Christian, the same day in the jungle.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Certainly I can imagine ways of giving this jungle hero some up-to-date progressive attitudes.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
Historical Examples of jungle
The day was sultry, and the heat, even in the dense shade of the jungle, oppressive.
"Number One has escaped into the jungle, Professor," he said.
And you have watched over me alone in the jungle for two days?
"I'd like to know how I'm going to get back through this jungle after dark," Charlie said.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a jungle, close about the door.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
Word Origin for jungle
1776, from Hindi jangal "desert, forest, wasteland, uncultivated ground," from Sanskrit jangala-s "arid, sparsely grown with trees," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "land overgrown by vegetation in a wild, tangled mass" is first recorded 1849; meaning "place notoriously lawless and violent" is first recorded 1906, from Upton Sinclair's novel (cf. asphalt jungle, 1949, William R. Burnett's novel title, made into a film 1950 by John Huston; blackboard jungle, 1954, Evan Hunter's novel title, movie in 1955). Jungle gym was a trademark name, 1923, by Junglegym Inc., Chicago, U.S. Jungle bunny, derogatory for "black person," attested from 1966.
see law of the jungle.