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bungalow, noun

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EnglishShow more Special senses of general English bungalow: originally, a temporary or lightly-built structure; in modern usage, a one-storied house.
A (usually) one-storied building used for temporary, periodic, or rotating accommodation.
1. Military.
a. The living-quarters of men on military service.
1944 Twede in Bevel Piet Kolonel 54I struck metal and out from under the bed skidded the lid of a small boot polish tin. ‘What,’ asked Colonel Lewis, ‘are these receptacles littering the floor of the bungalow?’ I had no idea.
1991 F.G. Butler Local Habitation 138On an Information Officer’s course I felt particularly lucky to find myself in the same bungalow as his brother.
b. combinations
bungalow captain, the leader of the group of men living in a bungalow .
1981 Rand Daily Mail 25 Apr. 1Troops began leaving about midnight on Thursday after some had held a meeting. He said some ‘bungalow captains’ had complained about the shortage of hot water in the showers.
2. A holiday cottage, especially one which is lightly built.
1955 A. Delius Young Trav. in S. Afr. 149There is a whole string of camps of thatched bungalows with restaurants where people spend the night.
1992 Weekend Post 12 Sept. (Holiday Playground) 2Holiday resorts which offer holiday flats, bungalows, caravan sites, and camping sites.
3. Prison slang. see quotation.
1992 E. Bulbring in Sunday Times 20 Sept. 3The ‘bungalows’ (cells) at Diepkloof awaiting-trial section are run by a ‘rep’ who holds the position by virtue of his strength.
A (usually) one-storied building used for temporary, periodic, or rotating accommodation.
The living-quarters of men on military service.
, the leader of the group of men living in a bungalow
A holiday cottage, especially one which is lightly built.
see quotation.

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