newfangled newfangled  /ˌnu ˈfæŋ ɡəld/


  • (adj) (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new


  1. Recently hatched, this newfangled search engine, created by an Amazon.
  2. This is not a newfangled ice cream scoop; it's a fast way to gather ammo when your brothers are packing ice.
  3. Nation Builders A fresh crop of leaders emerged at mid-century, men who created and nurtured nations with a newfangled skill called politics.


  1. The man behind the Cronut craze

    Only in New York do people willingly suffer two-hour waits in the June heat for a glorified doughnut. Pardonne-moi , it's called a Cronut—a newfangled pastry with French origins and American aspirations, much like its creator, Dominique Ansel. The baker moved to New York from Paris seven years ago and opened a 2,500-square-foot SoHo shop in 2011. His doughnut-croissant hybrid has whipped sweet ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Crain's New York Business

  2. Digital Hospital Records Stored Here Save Lives

    Diane Humphrey, Joplin, remembers the frustration two years ago as she sat with her stricken husband in the cardiac care center of the old St. John’s Regional Medical Center. His room was close to the floor’s station, where she heard nurses struggling to learn newfangled electronic records software installed by Mercy just weeks earlier.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Missourian

  3. High-Fructose Corn Syrup Goes DIY

    In an Atlantic Wire story from April titled “Artisanal Won’t Die,” Jen Doll writes of a future when “we’ll have stopped needing to denote that anything is artisanal because the only oddity worth mentioning is the product that is not artisanal—i.e., that which is produced ‘in enormous quantities available for all often using totally newfangled and post-modern methods.’ ”
    on June 6, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News


  1. "People that come up with these newfangled defenses and all kind of different looks that they don't normally do, they get into more trouble than the people who just try to play the defense they've been playing all year," Mangino said. "You're...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Mark Mangino Source:

  2. Then Stewart began playing with a "newfangled computer drum machine," found a stirring electronic beat, and "within minutes the whole thing was happening."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Dave Stewart Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The tractor was a newfangled contraption," Churchill said.
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Winston Churchill Source: Rocky Mountain News

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