Newfangle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Newfangle Eager for novelties; desirous of changing. "So newfangel be they of their meat."
    • v. t Newfangle To change by introducing novelties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • newfangle Disposed to take up new things; catching at novelty; fond of change; inconstant: with reference to persons (or animals).
    • n newfangle A new or novel fashion; a novelty.
    • newfangle To change by introducing novelties.
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Quotations

  • Plato
    Plato
    “They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.”

Idioms

Newfangled - People who don't like new methods, technologies, etc, describe them as newfangled, which means new but not as good or nice as the old ones.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
New, + fangle,

Usage

In literature:

She considered that a newfangled way of making a match of it.
"Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ" by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
You ain't afeard o' those newfangled things!
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Him and his newfangled ways are wuth that!
"Son Philip" by George Manville Fenn
Some people shake their heads over what they call newfangled notions.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Why, I used a whole 25 pound flour sack to make it 'cause I don't lak none of dese newfangled little pockets.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Rhythm will be teaching them newfangled notions.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Frederic favors it; but daddy doesn't approve of newfangled contrivances.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
But the miners were bitterly opposed to anything "newfangled," and the owners were careless.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
They, of course, introduced all their newfangled ideas about games and pastimes, and compelled us to submit.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
Sure as God made big fish to eat the little fellows, Peter Moore's up to some newfangled deviltry, or I'm a lobster!
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
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In news:

MPs out of sync with this newfangled e-thingy.
Newfangled Nest thermostat is hot.
Newfangled American whiskeys go beyond rye, bourbon.
What's So New in a Newfangled Science.
Newfangled 'ThrU Turn' opens Sunday in Kearns.
The state's second newfangled "ThrU Turn" intersection is scheduled to begin operation on Sunday in Kearns at the intersection of 5400 South and 4015 West.
Oddly at Peppy 's, a restaurant noted for its northern Italian cuisine, the chef offers a newfangled Napoleon.
It wasn't just the line where he acted as if student loans were some sort of newfangled gollywizz that President Obama was silly to be concerned about.
The newfangled parking fee meter thing.
The good news is that the newfangled buttermilk available at most grocers isn't all that bad.
MPs out of sync with this newfangled e- thingy .
In the coming days, the Oklahoma State Chamber will begin publicizing its newfangled judicial rating scorecard for state Supreme Court justices who are up for retention.
This newfangled winning thing has become quite fun for members of the Kent State football program.
As newfangled barbed wire became a staple of the American West, Native Americans took to referring to it as the Devil's Rope.
MPs out of sync with this newfangled e-thingy.
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