Entry from British & World English dictionary
A useless or purely ornamental thing: a solo with no end of shakes and trills and fandangles
More example sentences
- I started at Soda, and almost immediately got thrown into a flat-buying fandangle, where all my spare money went into saving up for a deposit on the flat.
- ‘Balancing’ an online sample by using census figures of the entire U.S. is - to put it euphemistically - a fandangle.
- Well it all started off with old Gaybo looking slightly confused and out-of-step with the new fandangle toys which adorned the Late Late Show's set some years back.
Mid 19th century: perhaps from fandango, influenced by newfangle.
Words that rhyme with fandangleangle, bangle, bespangle, dangle, entangle, jangle, mangel, mangle, spangle, strangle, tangle, wangle, wide-angle, wrangle
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