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
Recent Examples of newfangled from the Web
A one-and-a-half-inch coating of state-of-the-art asphalt still needs to be laid down and newfangled accessories, including LED lighting poles, digital message signs and stainless steel fencing to deter jumpers, need to be installed.
The consumer electronics industry holds its breath as digital TVs get a tepid welcome from shoppers – even the ones who don't mind dropping US$7,000 or so on the newfangled boob tubes.
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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
Definition of newfangled for English Language Learners
: recently invented or developed and hard to understand
NEWFANGLED Defined for Kids
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