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jungle

[ juhng-guhl ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ gəl /
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noun
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Origin of jungle

First recorded in 1770–80; from Hindi jaṅgal, from Sanskrit jaṅgala “uncultivated land, dry land, waterless place”

OTHER WORDS FROM jungle

jun·gled, adjectiveun·der·jun·gle, noun
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How to use jungle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jungle

jungle
/ (ˈdʒʌŋɡəl) /

noun
an equatorial forest area with luxuriant vegetation, often almost impenetrable
any dense or tangled thicket or growth
a place of intense competition or ruthless struggle for survivalthe concrete jungle
a type of fast electronic dance music, originating in the early 1990s, which combines elements of techno and ragga
US slang (esp in the Depression) a gathering place for the unemployed, etc

Derived forms of jungle

jungly, adjective

Word Origin for jungle

C18: from Hindi jangal, from Sanskrit jāngala wilderness
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Other Idioms and Phrases with jungle

jungle

see law of the jungle.

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