What does New Fangled Ill

[noo-fang-guhld, -fang-, nyoo-]
/ ˈNuˈfæŋ gəld, -ˌfæŋ-, ˈnyu- /


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



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Origin of newfangled

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


new fan gled ness, noun

Words nearby newfangled

New English, New English Bible, new expressionism, Newf, New Fairfield, newfangled, new-fashioned, new federalism, Newfie, New Forest, New Forest disease
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Words related to newfangled

contemporary, fashionable, fresh, modern, modernistic, new, novel, popular, unique, gimmicky, neoteric, new-fashioned

Example sentences from the Web for newfangled

  • Wald may not have sat on this particular pink throne, but she’s had enough experience with newfangled toilet technology to earn the nickname “Queen of Loo-topia” among her peers.

  • For Bainbridge, the book represents a “celebration” of the newfangled innovation and creativity behind those recipes.

  • In early February, long before the world realized we’d be in the midst of a pandemic, scientists had already nailed down the sequence and shape of the protein that eventually spurred the development of our newfangled mRNA vaccines.

  • Amazon, a master of newfangled commerce, entered the very old-fashioned business of groceries with its purchase of the upscale supermarket chain.

  • The newfangled hardware and the data it generates are the beginning of the innovation process, not the end result.

  • Ali is but the latest victim of a newfangled version of the "no platform" phenomenon.

  • The uniform, and this newfangled authoritative role, gives her a sense of purpose.

  • All I know is we won't be the ones coming up with the newfangled storytelling systems.

  • At times, those years feel very far away; Branch once muses on a newfangled “cellular” phone in 1994.

  • I suspect Cheney would frown on such newfangled appellations: so weak, so flimsy, so post-Watergate!

  • With the coming in of hymn books and other newfangled things the good old custom of "lining the hymn" has disappeared.

  • I couldn't learn the tricks of one of these newfangled rifles.

  • She has no newfangled notions about the animal character of motherhood, nor about the degrading character of housekeeping.

  • Newfangled notions were held in but low estimation among the miners of Stokebridge.

  • But the miners were bitterly opposed to anything "newfangled," and the owners were careless.

British Dictionary definitions for newfangled


newly come into existence or fashion, esp excessively modern
rareexcessively fund 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012