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Newfangled   Listen
adjective
Newfangled  adj.  
1.
Newly made; of a new type or fashion; formed with the affectation of novelty; sometimes used to express disapproval or disdain. "A newfangled nomenclature."
2.
Disposed to change; inclined to novelties; given to new theories or fashions. "Newfangled teachers." "Newfangled men."






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"Newfangled" Quotes from Famous Books



... town, would hear Mr. Maugans's music through the open windows. Their daughters would climb the stairs and peer in and lose their taste for the old dances, and wistfully entreat Prue to learn them them newfangled steps. ...
— In a Little Town • Rupert Hughes

... Cappy commenced to take life easy than Skinner commenced to dominate the business. He attended an efficiency congress and came home with a collection of newfangled ideas that eliminated from the office all the joy and contentment old Cappy Ricks had been a life-time installing. He inaugurated card systems and short cuts in bookkeeping that drove Cappy to the verge of insanity, because he could never go to the books himself and ...
— Cappy Ricks • Peter B. Kyne

... dinna ye drink it, then?" said Meg, sharply; "folk should never ask for mair liquor than they can make a gude use of. Maybe ye think we have the fashion of the table-dot, as they ca' their newfangled ordinary down-by yonder, where a' the bits of vinegar cruets are put awa into an awmry, as they tell me, and ilk ane wi' the bit dribbles of syndings in it, and a paper about the neck o't, to show which of the customers is aught ...
— St. Ronan's Well • Sir Walter Scott

... parenthesis; "I never seed her with one to my knowledge.) Wal, the gals was pesterin' her, an' sayin' she didn't look fit to go to meetin' in the old bunnit, so 't last she giv' way, and went an' bought a new one. 'Twas one o' these newfangled shapes. What was it Lizy called it? Somethin' Chinese, I reckon. Fan Song! That ...
— Queen Hildegarde • Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards



Words linked to "Newfangled" :   original, new



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