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

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Nvidia released new graphics chips last fall that included newfangled ray-tracing technology, but gamers haven’t gobbled them up—possibly waiting for prices to drop and more games to exploit the latest features. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Nvidia’s Revenue Sinks 24%, but Wall Street Feared Worse," 14 Feb. 2019 The future Those newfangled Xe GPUs aren’t even close to launching yet, and this is just the beginning of Intel’s odyssey with the Graphics Command Center. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Intel's gaming odyssey takes voyage with a slick new Graphics Command Center," 20 Mar. 2019 The catapult warfare intensified as the siege progressed, but even with the newfangled pyrotechnics the English made little progress towards breaching Stirling's walls. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "The Legend of Ludgar the War Wolf, King of the Trebuchets," 1 May 2017 New Yorkers, testing out the newfangled technology, sent through a Bible, a copy of the Constitution, and a cat (who emerged unharmed but presumably rattled). Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "12 Geeky Ways to Deliver Mail: U.S. Postal Service Technology Through the Ages," 18 Jan. 2019 To win favor with Beijing, local officials have tried to outgun one another with newfangled latrines, many equipped with flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi and facial-recognition toilet paper dispensers. Sui-lee Wee, The Seattle Times, "Bill Gates encourages the world to build a better toilet," 6 Nov. 2018 Who knows, maybe there will be some newfangled primer that actually works for our finicky skin type or an innovative mascara that truly checks off every box on our criteria. Allure, "The Best New Makeup Launches Coming in November," 1 Nov. 2018 But even amid the newfangled pyrotechnics, Dolce & Gabbana’s presentations for its Alta Moda collections stand out like a laser show at a funeral. Horacio Silva, Town & Country, "The Experience Wars: Inside the Furious Fight for the Affections (and Dollars) of the World's Biggest Spenders," 20 Sep. 2018 Its military routinely obliterates opposing forces with fighter jets, antimissile batteries and newfangled tunnel-destroying tools. New York Times, "Israel Feels Pride but Senses Peril as U.S. Moves Embassy," 13 May 2018

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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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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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