Though historically the term implied the sexual attraction of a Caucasian to an African, it has since been more widely used to denote the sexual attraction of an individual from a more expansive set of ethnic origins (e.g., Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Latino, or even Aboriginal, etc.) to a person of African (Black) ethnicity. The term has even shifted enough colloquially to commonly include an African who is attracted to a non-African, or merely the attraction of a person from one ethnicity or racial background to a person with a diversely different racial background. It is interesting to note that in several western ideologies it is the Black Africans who are associated with the Jungle; although all people's ancestors originated from the Jungle, possibly because of popular images that stem from associations with classic African slavery in the United States, it has become a common presupposition that the Jungle belongs to Black Africans. This has been exploited negatively and positively by both Black Africans and those who are not Black Africans. What may be even more significant to observe is the phenomenal implication of such an 'urbanly' popular term: it is becoming increasingly common in this age of homogenizing Globalization for some people to be attracted to that which is different, or exotic: This either conscious choice/ or subconscious instinct could result in the mutation or evolution of the Homo sapiens species. (Good or bad depending on the reader's ideology).
JUNGLE FEVER in CONTEXT:
Crescent: "Hey, so is Mike taking you to the Valentine's extravaganza?"
Abigail: "No, (bastard). He's taking Shamiqua."
Crescent: "Ope--! junGLE... FEEEEVVVVAAAA....!"
A-Hoff: "Dude, that biznizeyach ain't even sexy in the slightest. Why you let her tickle your booty?"
Bo-Bo Nuts: "I just don't know, bull-balls. I just don't know. It's like she has a spell on me. When ever I'm around her I just feel like time stops."
A-Hoff: "Hoo hoo, hoo.... JuGLE FEEEEVVVVAAAA!!!"
When a non-black person is atracted sexually to black people. Originally it was used for when a white woman dates black men, but now it could refer to a white man who thinks black women are hot and wants to date them.
A Stevie Wonder song about black man/white woman love.
"She's gon black guy crazy
He's gone white girl hazy
They got jungle fever"--Stevie Wonder.
An inter-racial relationship, namely between a white person and a black person.
John has jungle fever, can get enough of that black pussy.
A white person dating a person of color.
Jessica got jungle feva'
Whites/Blacks who make dating Blacks/Whites into a fetish activity. That is, they're consumed by the mythology behind a person's race (ie virility of Black men, the Black penis, Blacks as more primitive and closer to the mythical Jungle, etc.) than the person him/herself. Many are attracted to such relationships because they perceive them as transgressive and are turned on by that.
Not all Black-White relationships are based on Jungle Fever. However, one may be able to identify relationships that are based on Jungle Fever by analyzing the couple's dating history. For instance, if a White person who lives in an area with few Blacks has only dated Blacks, then it's likely that that person has Jungle Fever.
Generally considered a derogatory term that hints at past colonial relationships between Blacks and Whites, where White colonizers enter, with fascination, the African Jungle in order to learn from and conquer it.
Watch out for that White girl Angela cause she has major jungle fever. She can't keep her eyes off tha brothers, probably because her daddy won't let her date a brother.
A white person having an intense attraction to black people, and vice-versa.
I must have jungle fever, all I see is beautiful black women!
A white person lusting for black people. I have it personally!
The reason I can't stop checking Ashley out at work is my jungle fever... :-D
The beautiful romantic attraction of a white individual to a black individual.
I can't help it,I'm head over heels in love with Jamel;I think I got jungle fever!