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.
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.
bungalow captain, the leader of the group of men living in a bungalow.
1981Rand 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.
1955A. DeliusYoung Trav. in S. Afr. 149There is a whole string of camps of thatched bungalows with restaurants where people spend the night.
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