adjective Etymology: Middle English, from newefangel, from new + Old English *-fangol, from fōn (past participle fangen) to take, seize — more at pact 1. attracted to novelty 2. of the newest style or kind <
had many newfangled gadgets in the kitchen
newfangledness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Newfangled — New fan gled, a. 1. Newly made; of a new type or fashion; formed with the affectation of novelty; sometimes used to express disapproval or disdain. A newfangled nomenclature. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 2. Disposed to change; inclined to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • newfangled — People who don t like new methods, technologies, etc, describe them as newfangled, which means new but not as good or nice as the old ones …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • newfangled — index unprecedented, unusual Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • newfangled — (adj.) late 15c., addicted to novelty, lit. ready to grasp at all new things, from adj. newefangel fond of novelty (late 14c.), from NEW (Cf. new) + fangel inclined to take, from root of O.E. fon to capture (see FANG (Cf. fang)). Sense of lately… …   Etymology dictionary

  • newfangled — *new, novel, new fashioned, modernistic, modern, original, fresh …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • newfangled — [adj] quite recent contemporary, fashionable, fresh, gimmicky*, in vogue, modern, modernistic, neoteric, new, new fashioned, novel, popular, unique; concepts 578,589,797 Ant. old, old fashioned, old hack, outmoded …   New thesaurus

  • newfangled — ► ADJECTIVE derogatory ▪ newly developed and unfamiliar. ORIGIN from dialect newfangle liking what is new …   English terms dictionary

  • newfangled — [no͞o′faŋ′gəld, nyo͞o′faŋ′gəld] adj. [ME < newefangel < newe, NEW + fangel < base of OE fon, to take: see FANG] 1. newly done, made, etc.; new; novel: a humorously derogatory term 2. Now Rare tending toward or fond of novelty or new… …   English World dictionary

  • newfangled — new|fan|gled [ˌnju:ˈfæŋgəld US ˌnu: ] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: newfangle newfangled (14 16 centuries), from new + Old English fangen seized ] recently designed or produced usually used to show disapproval or distrust ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • newfangled — adjective newfangled ideas, machines etc have been recently invented but you think they are too complicated or unnecessary: newfangled ideas about education …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • newfangled — {adj.} Newly invented or contrived; excessively complex. * /Dorothy felt that many newfangled gadgets in Kate s all electric kitchen weren t really necessary./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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