Pathology. a severe variety of malarial fever occurring in the East Indies and the tropics.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a person’s preference for a sexual or romantic relationship that is interracial, especially the preference of a white person for a Black partner.
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How to use jungle fever in a sentence
The filmmaker paid his respects to the legendary actress, who starred in his films Do the Right Thing and jungle fever.Spike Lee’s Tribute to Ruby Dee: ‘A Living Example That One Could Be An Artist and Activist’ | Marlow Stern | June 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to your logic I should not have Written and Directed jungle fever because I have never lived in HARLEM and BENSONHURST.Spike Lee Blasts The New York Times’ Story on Brooklyn Gentrification in Fiery Op-Ed | Marlow Stern | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had gained promotion through jungle fever, which had carried her off in three days.Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
The Indians seldom have jungle fever or malaria and if the mosquitoes do bite them there are no bad effects.Up the Mazaruni for Diamonds | William La Varre
A severe cold is a very dangerous thing in this country, often bringing on jungle-fever.A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India | Charles Acland
British Dictionary definitions for jungle fever
a serious malarial fever occurring in the East Indies
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