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newfangled

[ noo-fang-guhld, -fang-, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˈfæŋ gəld, -ˌfæŋ-, ˈnyu- /
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adjective
of a new kind or fashion: newfangled ideas.
fond of or given to novelty.
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Origin of newfangled

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

OTHER WORDS FROM newfangled

new·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 forms of newfangled

newfangledness, noun

Word Origin for newfangled

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