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British Dictionary definitions for fandangle

fandangle

noun informal
  1. elaborate ornament
  2. nonsense
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Word Origin

C19: perhaps from fandango
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Word Origin and History for fandangle

1835, Southern U.S., perhaps an alteration of fandango.

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