fandangle

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fandangle (fænˈdæŋɡəl)
 
n
1.  elaborate ornament
2.  nonsense
 
[C19: perhaps from fandango]

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Main Entry:  fandangle1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an elaborate but useless ornament
Etymology:  perhaps derived from newfangle
Main Entry:  fandangle2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  nonsense
Etymology:  perhaps derived from newfangle
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fandangle
1835, Southern U.S., perhaps an alteration of fandango
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