Simple Definition of newfangled
: recently invented or developed and hard to understand
Full Definition of newfangled
1 : attracted to novelty
2 : of the newest style or kind <had many newfangled gadgets in the kitchen>
Examples of newfangled in a sentence
His grandson owns all of the latest newfangled electronics.
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
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