Definition of newfangled in English:
Different from what one is used to; objectionably new: I’ve no time for such newfangled nonsense
More example sentences
- He'll think it's some sort of newfangled fashion.
- The original recipe is now also offered with other fresh fruits blended in, like pineapple, strawberry or banana, but I'm too much of a purist to try any of these newfangled variations.
- And politically, the newfangled and alien method of electing the parliament has ensured that there will always be a built-in anti-Glasgow majority in Holyrood.
Middle English: from newfangle (now dialect) 'liking what is new', from the adverb new + a second element related to an Old English word meaning 'to take'.
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