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newfangled

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adjective new·fan·gled \ˈnü-ˈfaŋ-gəld\

Simple Definition of newfangled

  • : recently invented or developed and hard to understand

Full Definition of newfangled

  1. 1 :  attracted to novelty

  2. 2 :  of the newest style or kind <had many newfangled gadgets in the kitchen>

new·fan·gled·ness noun

Examples of newfangled

  1. His grandson owns all of the latest newfangled electronics.

  2. the newfangled speech used by teenagers



Origin of newfangled

Middle English, from newefangel, from new + Old English *-fangol, from fōn (past participle fangen) to take, seize — more at pact


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with newfangled



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