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fandangle

/ (fænˈdæŋɡəl) /
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noun informal

elaborate ornament
nonsense

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Word Origin for fandangle

C19: perhaps from fandango
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Example sentences from the Web for fandangle

  • I boun' she won't neber stick her nose in dem new-fandangle chu'ches no more.

    The Wit of Women|Kate Sanborn
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