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fandangle

Line breaks: fan|dan¦gle
Pronunciation: /fanˈdaŋɡ(ə)l
 
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Definition of fandangle in English:

noun

archaic
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.

Origin

mid 19th century: perhaps from fandango, influenced by newfangle.

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