- of a new kind or fashion: newfangled ideas.
- fond of or given to novelty.
- newly come into existence or fashion, esp excessively modern
- rare excessively fond of new ideas, fashions, etc
adj.late 15c., “addicted to novelty,” literally “ready to grasp at all new things,” from adj. newefangel “fond of novelty” (late 14c.), from new + -fangel “inclined to take,” from root of Old English fon “to capture” (see fang). Sense of “lately come into fashion” first recorded 1530s.