newfangled

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

Definition of newfangled

  1. 1 :  attracted to novelty

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

newfangledness

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Examples of newfangled in a sentence

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

  2. the newfangled speech used by teenagers

Origin and Etymology 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


NEWFANGLED Defined for English Language Learners

newfangled

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

Definition of newfangled for English Language Learners

  • : recently invented or developed and hard to understand


NEWFANGLED Defined for Kids

newfangled

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

Definition of newfangled for Students

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



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