Definition of fandangle in English:


Line breaks: fan|dan¦gle
Pronunciation: /fanˈdaŋg(ə)l


  • A useless or purely ornamental thing: a solo with no end of shakes and trills and fandangles
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    • 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.

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