fandangle

/ (fænˈdæŋɡəl) /

noun informal

elaborate ornament
nonsense

Nearby words

  1. fancy man,
  2. fancy woman,
  3. fancy-free,
  4. fancy-pants,
  5. fancywork,
  6. fandango,
  7. fandom,
  8. fane,
  9. fanega,
  10. fanegada

Word Origin for fandangle

C19: perhaps from fandango

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Word Origin and History for fandangle

fandangle

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

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