from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. New made; hence, gaudy; showy; vainly decorated. [Obs., except with the prefix new.] See newfangled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • New-made; new-fangled.


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  • An 1886 article where they say dictionary makers got the meaning of 'Fangled' wrong.

    'In the north of Ireland the word "fangled " is still used in the sense of entangled or trammelled. I may give as a homely illustration of the use of the word, " the cow has got fangled in her tether," i.e., she has entangled her legs in her tether.'

    June 12, 2016