Fangle meaning

(obsolete or dialectal) To fashion, manufacture, invent, or create.
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(obsolete or dialectal) To waste time; trifle.
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A foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.
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(obsolete or dialectal) To trim showily; entangle; hang about.
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Something newly fashioned; a novelty, a new fancy.
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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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