newfangle

adjective
new·​fan·​gle | \ ˈn(y)ü¦faŋgəl, -aiŋ- \

Definition of newfangle

 (Entry 1 of 3)

newfangle

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of newfangle (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic
: a newfangled thing

newfangle

transitive verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of newfangle (Entry 3 of 3)

archaic
: to make newfangled not … to newfangle the scripture— John Milton

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History and Etymology for newfangle

Adjective

Middle English newefangel, from newe new + -fangel (from Old English fangen, past participle of fōn to take, seize)

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“Newfangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newfangle. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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