Fangle Definition

verb

(obsolete or dialectal) To fashion, manufacture, invent, or create.

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(obsolete or dialectal) To trim showily; entangle; hang about.

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(obsolete or dialectal) To waste time; trifle.

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noun

Something newly fashioned; a novelty, a new fancy.

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A foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.

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Origin of Fangle

  • From Middle English fangelen (verb), from fangel (“inclined to take”, adjective), from Old English *fangol, *fangel (“inclined to take”), from fōn (“to take, seize”). Compare Old English andfangol (“undertaker, contractor”), Old English underfangelnes (“undertaking, hospitality”), Middle English fangen (“to take, seize, catch”). More at fang, onfang.

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  • Derived erroneously from new-fangle (adjective) as if new + fangle (noun). See newfangle.

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