/ (ˈfæŋkəl) Scot dialect /
a tangle; confusion
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Word Origin for fankle
from fank a coil of rope, from fang, obsolete variant of vang
Words nearby fankle
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Example sentences from the Web for fankle
Besides, there is far less chance of a "fankle," to use a most expressive Scotch word, than when four or more flies are used.Scotch Loch-Fishing|AKA Black Palmer, William Senior