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newfangled

[noo-fang-guh ld, -fang-, nyoo-] /ˈnuˈfæŋ gəld, -ˌfæŋ-, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
of a new kind or fashion:
newfangled ideas.
2.
fond of or given to novelty.
Origin
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English, equivalent to newefangel fond of or taken by what is new (newe new + -fangel, Old English *fangol inclined to take, equivalent to fang-, stem of fōn to take (cf. fang2) + -ol adj. suffix) + -ed3
Related forms
newfangledness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for newfangledness

newfangled

/ˈnjuːˈfæŋɡəld/
adjective
1.
newly come into existence or fashion, esp excessively modern
2.
(rare) excessively fond of new ideas, fashions, etc
Derived Forms
newfangledness, noun
Word Origin
C14 newefangel liking new things, from new + -fangel, from Old English fōn to take
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Word Origin and History for newfangledness

newfangled

adj.

late 15c., "addicted to novelty," literally "ready to grasp at all new things," from adj. newefangel "fond of novelty" (late 14c.), from new + -fangel "inclined to take," from root of Old English fon "to capture" (see fang). Sense of "lately come into fashion" first recorded 1530s.

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