Definition of Fangle

1. n. Something new-fashioned; a foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.



2. v. t. To fashion.

Definition of Fangle

1. Verb. (obsolete or dialectal) To fashion, manufacture, invent, or create. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete or dialectal) To trim showily; entangle; hang about. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete or dialectal) To waste time; trifle. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A prop; a taking up; a new thing. ¹

5. Noun. Something newly fashioned; a novelty, a new fancy. ¹

6. Noun. A foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament. ¹

7. Noun. A conceit; whim. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fangle

1. to decorate fancily [v FANGLED, FANGLING, FANGLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fangle

fang
fanga
fangame
fangames
fangas
fanged
fanger
fanging
fangirl
fangirled
fangirling
fangirlism
fangirls
fangite
fangle (current term)
fangled
fangleness
fangles
fangless
fanglike
fangling
fango
fangos
fangot
fangots
fangs
fangy
fanion
fanions

Literary usage of Fangle

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1. Plays for Young People, with Songs and Choruses, Suitable for Private by James Barmby, Thomas Rogers (1880)
"(Enter Lady fangle and Miss fangle?) LORD F. (aside to Parker, extending his head from under the ... Mlss B. Welcome, sweet Lady fangle. And you, dear ! ..."

2. On the Formation of English Words by Means of Ablaut: A Grammatical Essay by Karl Warnke (1878)
"fangle. According to Wedgwood nasalized forms of G. fick-facken, to fidget, move to and fro without apparent purpose. An antiquated form is to fang to catch ..."

3. The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth by Maria Edgeworth (1894)
"Sir Mordant Idem (in love with Mrs. fangle, and elderly, and hating anything new) Henry. Opal (nephew to Sir Mordant, and hating everything old, ..."

4. Anonymiana: Or, Ten Centuries of Observations on Various Authors and Subjects by Samuel Pegge, John Nichols (1809)
"I am of opinion, therefore, that fangle, in the sense of whim or fancy, is a mere cant or arbitrary word. Indeed it is very seldom used but in this compound ..."

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