[ juhng-guhl fee-ver ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ gəl ˈfi vər /
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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Origin of jungle fever
First recorded in 1795–1805, and in 1960–65 for def. 2
Words nearby jungle fever
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Example sentences from the Web for jungle fever
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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Medical definitions for jungle fever
[ jŭng′gəl ]
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