Definition of newfangled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌnjuːˈfæŋɡld//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnuːˈfæŋɡld//
[usually before noun] (disapproving)
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used to describe something that has recently been invented or introduced, but that you do not like because it is not what you are used to, or is too complicated newfangled ideas about child-rearing Word OriginMiddle English: from newfangle (now dialect) ‘liking what is new’, from the adverb new + a second element related to an Old English word meaning ‘to take’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: newfangled