newfangled

adjective
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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Other Words from newfangled

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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These newfangled meatish products are more complicated. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "The Promise and Problem of Fake Meat," 7 June 2019 Some bettors found the newfangled racetracks difficult to make winning bets on. Corina Knoll, New York Times, "Why So Many Horses Have Died at Santa Anita," 26 June 2019 Only in 1877 did this newfangled sport become popular enough that the name was changed to the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club. Stuart Miller, latimes.com, "Wimbledon is the ultimate pilgrimage for tennis fans and those who love tradition," 23 June 2019 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 This Month," 1 June 2019 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 This Month," 1 June 2019 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

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of newfangled

: recently invented or developed and hard to understand

newfangled

adjective
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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