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 jungle on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

1776, borrowed from Hindi जंगल / Urdu جنگل(jaṅgal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert).

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌŋ.ɡ(ə)l/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋɡəl

NounEdit

jungle (countable and uncountable, plural jungles)

  1. A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals; a tropical rainforest.
  2. (South Asia) Any uncultivated tract of forest or scrub habitat.
  3. (colloquial) A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality.
    It’s a jungle out there.
    • 1984, Barry Ellem, Doing Time, page 25:
      The first-timer just doesn't know what's going on when he gets to jail. [...] It's a jungle, you've got to look after yourself first.
  4. (figuratively) A tangled mess.
  5. (slang) An area where hobos camp together.
  6. (UK) A migrant camp.
  7. (uncountable) A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.
  8. (Israel, Texas, US) A desert region.
  9. (golf, slang) Dense rough.
    Synonym: tiger country
    • 2006, Rob Blumer, Rex Chaney, Essential golf instruction (page 167)
      Hitting from the Jungle. The rough at some courses is just weeds and sparse grass, as often as not giving a player a decent lie to shoot from. But grass above four inches is nasty. It will grab your club and alter your shots.
  10. (vulgar, slang) A hairy vulva.

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jungle (not comparable)

  1. (Of musical beat, rhythm, etc.) resembling the fast-paced drumming of traditional peoples of the jungle.
    • 1939 January 8, The Tribune, page 13, column 2:
      She gave her first performance at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles, offering festival dances, Moro tribal rituals, primitive jungle rhythms and rice harvest ceremonials.
    • 2005, Sean Dooley, The Big Twitch, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, page 9:
      Somewhere further up the valley a bunch of hippies were getting back to nature by loading up on mind altering chemicals and overwhelming their senses with five million decibels of digital bass and jungle beats.

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Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Jung (boy).

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jungle

  1. (Uri) to give birth to a male

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle, Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal), Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /djɔnɡlə/, [ˈd̥jɔŋlə]

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jungle c (singular definite junglen, plural indefinite jungler)

  1. jungle

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle, from Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal) and Urdu جنگل(jangal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʏŋ.ɡəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: jun‧gle

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jungle m (plural jungles, diminutive jungletje n)

  1. jungle, dense tropical rainforest [from early 19th c.]
    • 1825 January 8, "Uittreksels van Amerikaansche nieuwspapieren", De Curaçaosche Courant, Vol. XIII, No. 1, page 2.
      Het eerste gevecht was een aanval op een detachement door vele duizenden der Burmesen, in den mond van een jungle, waerdoor zy gedekt waren.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Synonym: rimboe

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒœ̃ɡl/, (rarer, dated) /ʒɔ̃ɡl/
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jungle f (plural jungles)

  1. jungle (large humid forest)
  2. (derogatory) jungle (dog eat dog place, lawless area)
    Synonym: zone de non-droit

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jungle f

  1. indefinite plural of junglă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of junglă