newfangled

[ noo-fang-guh ld, -fang-, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˈfæŋ gəld, -ˌfæŋ-, ˈnyu- /

adjective

of a new kind or fashion: newfangled ideas.
fond of or given to novelty.

Nearby words

  1. newcomer,
  2. newel,
  3. newel post,
  4. newf,
  5. newf.,
  6. newfie,
  7. newfound,
  8. newfoundland,
  9. newfoundland and labrador,
  10. newfoundland standard time

Origin of newfangled

1425–75; late Middle English, equivalent to newefangel fond of or taken by what is new (newe new + -fangel, Old English *fangol inclined to take, equivalent to fang-, stem of fōn to take (cf. fang2) + -ol adj. suffix) + -ed3

Related formsnew·fan·gled·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for newfangled

newfangled

/ (ˈnjuːˈfæŋɡəld) /

adjective

newly come into existence or fashion, esp excessively modern
rare excessively fond of new ideas, fashions, etc
Derived Formsnewfangledness, noun

Word Origin for newfangled

C14 newefangel liking new things, from new + -fangel, from Old English fōn to take

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Word Origin and History for newfangled

newfangled

adj.

late 15c., "addicted to novelty," literally "ready to grasp at all new things," from adj. newefangel "fond of novelty" (late 14c.), from new + -fangel "inclined to take," from root of Old English fon "to capture" (see fang). Sense of "lately come into fashion" first recorded 1530s.

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