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fandangle

/fænˈdæŋɡəl/
noun (informal)
1.
elaborate ornament
2.
nonsense
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from fandango
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Contemporary definitions for fandangle
noun

nonsense

Word Origin

perhaps derived from newfangle

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Word Origin and History for fandangle

1835, Southern U.S., perhaps an alteration of fandango.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fandangle

fandangle 1

noun

An ornamental object; gewgaw (1835+)


fandangle 2

noun

A confused profusion; generous lively miscellany: cranes, firebirds, foxes, flamingos, a fauna fandangle hard to believe

[mid-1800s+; fr eastern US dialect fandango, ''a boisterous assembly,'' fr the Spanish dance]


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