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From Middle English newefangil, neufangel, newefongel, equivalent to new + fangle.
newfangle (comparative more newfangle, superlative most newfangle)
- (obsolete) Eager for novelties; desirous of changing.
newfangle (third-person singular simple present newfangles, present participle newfangling, simple past and past participle newfangled)
- (obsolete) To change by introducing novelties
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “newfangle”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)