jungle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1776, via Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal) and Urdu جنگل(jangal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌŋɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋɡəl

Noun[edit]

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.
  2. (colloquial) A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality.
    It’s a jungle out there.
    • Thomas Carlyle
      [] lost in such a jungle of intrigues, pettifoggings, treacheries, diplomacies domestic and foreign []
  3. (slang) An area where hobos camp together.
  4. (uncountable) A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.
  5. (Britain) A migrant camp.
  6. (Israel, Texas, US) a desert region
  7. (vulgar, slang) a hairy vulva

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Jung (boy).

Verb[edit]

jungle

  1. (Uri) to give birth to a male

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /djɔnɡlə/, [ˈd̥jɔŋlə]

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jungle c (singular definite junglen, plural indefinite jungler)

  1. jungle

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʏŋ.ɡəl/
  • 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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jungle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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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