newfangledness


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new·fan·gled

 (no͞o′făng′gəld, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. New and often needlessly novel.
2. Fond of novelty.

[Middle English newfanglyd, fond of novelty, alteration of neufangel : newe, new; see new + *-fangel, taken; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

new′fan′gled·ness n.
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