E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The house of a European in India, generally a ground floor with a verandah all round it, and the roof thatched to keep off the hot rays of the sun. There are English bungalows at Birchington and on the Norfolk coast near Cromer. A dâk-bungalow is a caravansary or house built by the Government for the use of travellers. (Hindustani, bangl.)