[noo-fang-guh ld, -fang-, nyoo-]
of a new kind or fashion: newfangled ideas.
fond of or given to novelty.
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change, crazy, creation, freshness, innovation, innovativeness, mutation, newness, oddball, oddity, original, originality, origination, permutation, sport, strangeness, surprise, unfamiliarity, uniqueness, vicissitude
Origin of newfangled
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The time soon came when he was forced to give way before the march of newfangledness.Western Characters
J. L. McConnel
newly come into existence or fashion, esp excessively modern
rare excessively fond of new ideas, fashions, etc
Word Origin for newfangled
C14 newefangel liking new things, from new + -fangel, from Old English fōn to take
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