newfangleness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English newfangelnesse, newfongilnes, from Old English *nīwefangelnes (compare Old English underfangelnes), equivalent to new- +‎ fangle +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

newfangleness (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete form of newfangledness.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 newfangleness in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)