Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To trifle.
- n. A new fancy; a novelty; a fancy.
- n. A large, irregular bundle of straw tied together at intervals, and serving as a torch.
- v. To fashion, manufacture, invent, or create.
- v. To trim showily; entangle; hang about.
- v. To waste time; trifle.
- n. obsolete A prop; a taking up; a new thing.
- n. Something newly fashioned; a novelty, a new fancy.
- n. A foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.
- n. A conceit; whim.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Something new-fashioned; a foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.
- v. obsolete To fashion.
- Derived erroneously from new-fangle (adjective) as if new + fangle (noun). See newfangle. (Wiktionary)
“Thats right dave, These kids and their new fangle internet stuff.”
“They are just donating online through bundlers (new fangle name for lobbyists).”
“Hasn't quite gotten used to this new fangle techno-camera stuff.”
“On another plus side, ammo is available at most gun shops r Wal-marts, and K-Marts, get a new fangle caliber and you may have a gun on a hunt with no Ammo.”
“The ladye shee was new-fangle, but yett shee was affrayd.”
“She is one, she knows not what her self if you ask her, but she is indeed one that has taken a toy at the fashion of religion, and is enamoured of the new fangle.”
“Dese yer new-fangle 'schools don' l'arn 'em nothin 'ter compare wid it.”
“With all the new fangle-dangles of these days, women voting and all, you're a lucky boy to have found an old-fashioned girl!”
“I cannot make head or tail of these far-fetched new-fangle notions you, somehow or other, have fallen in love with -- your James”
“A work exhibiting the spelling, and explaining the meaning, of these new-fangle 'hard words' was the felt want of the day; and the first attempt to supply it marks, on the whole, the most important point in the evolution of the modern English”
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a reflection on the Indo-European root pag & pak to fasten
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