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Definition

Bungalow comes from "Bengal" and means "house of the bengal style." Known for its one-storeyedness. Used to be commonplace but now in big bustling cities like Bangalore, the word conjures up images of landed gentry, moneyed families/status and lots of time-pass.

Usage

In Bangalore, residents of bungalows busy themselves with Bangalore Club politics, kitty parties and shopping at UB city.
Added 2011-07-07 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Bengali

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