new·​fan·​gled | \ ˈnü-ˈfaŋ-gəld How to pronounce newfangled (audio) \

Definition of newfangled

1 : attracted to novelty
2 : of the newest style or kind had many newfangled gadgets in the kitchen

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newfangledness noun

Examples of newfangled in a Sentence

His grandson owns all of the latest newfangled electronics. the newfangled speech used by teenagers
Recent Examples on the Web And don’t forget all those newfangled technological perks such as cars, radios and television, three of the greatest things to hit the scene since sliced bread, which incidentally also made its debut in 1928. René A. Guzman,, "Happy New Year. Welcome to the new Roaring ’20s!," 1 Jan. 2020 These aren’t the newfangled advertisements attached to structural walls, sticky billboards designed to be peeled off when time is up, full color and photo-like. John King,, "Urban Handbook: Ghost signs’ often-brief lives tell stories of the past," 31 Dec. 2019 Such newfangled families are springing up all over the country. Glamour, "Inside the Secret Sisterhood of Women Who Share a Sperm Donor," 18 Dec. 2019 Under American tutelage, Afghan officials were exposed to newfangled concepts and tools: PowerPoint presentations, mission statements, stakeholder meetings, even appointment calendars. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Officials reveal how massive rebuilding projects in Afghanistan failed," 9 Dec. 2019 There’s this newfangled thing that Ebenezer Scrooge would have loved — the internet. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Aye, aye Buckeye. Here's the secret to growing a tree from seed in your Kentucky backyard," 1 Nov. 2019 But the newfangled beverage system dispenses nitro cold brew, dark roast coffee and teas instead of beer. Doreen Christensen,, "New ‘next generation’ Dunkin’ opens in South Florida," 12 Oct. 2019 Craig’s creations connect the ancient artistic interest in mutability with the newfangled conundrum of disposability. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: An ambitious collage of works by regional photographers," 13 Dec. 2019 Texas had begun using a newfangled offensive system, developed by assistant coach Emory Bellard. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "50 years ago, the Big Shootout between Arkansas and Texas lived up to billing," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of newfangled

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for newfangled

Middle English, from newefangel, from new + Old English *-fangol, from fōn (past participle fangen) to take, seize — more at pact

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“Newfangled.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newfangled

: recently invented or developed and hard to understand


new·​fan·​gled | \ ˈnü-ˈfaŋ-gəld How to pronounce newfangled (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of newfangled

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

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