newfangled

adjective new·fan·gled \ ˈnü-ˈfaŋ-gəld \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018
1 : attracted to novelty
2 : of the newest style or kind
  • had many newfangled gadgets in the kitchen

newfangledness

noun

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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

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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

NEWFANGLED Defined for English Language Learners

newfangled

  • : recently invented or developed and hard to understand


NEWFANGLED Defined for Kids

newfangled

adjective new·fan·gled \ ˈnü-ˈfaŋ-gəld , ˈnyü- \
: of the newest style : novel
  • He loves these newfangled gadgets.


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