A bungalow is a little house. If you’re not ready for the three-story house in the suburbs just yet, you might try living in a bungalow.

The word bungalow was originally used to describe the temporary houses set up by English sailors traveling to India to work for the East India Company. These little houses were often just one story high with a thatched roof. Nowadays, the word bungalow can be used to describe any one story house. Think of the little cabin you slept in at summer camp — that’s a kind of bungalow.

Definitions of bungalow

n a small house with a single story

Type of:
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

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