Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

newfangled

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

Simple Definition of newfangled

  • : recently invented or developed and hard to understand

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of newfangled

  1. 1 :  attracted to novelty

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

newfangledness noun

Examples of newfangled in a sentence

  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


NEWFANGLED Defined for Kids

newfangled

play
adjective new·fan·gled \ˈnü-ˈfaŋ-gəld, ˈnyü-\

Definition of newfangled for Students

  1. :  of the newest style :  novel <He loves these newfangled gadgets.>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up newfangled? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily maudlin prompt angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ