Meaning of NEWFANGLED in English

new ‧ fan ‧ gled /ˌnjuːˈfæŋɡ ə ld◂ $ ˌnuː-/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Origin: newfangle 'newfangled' (14-16 centuries) , from new + Old English fangen 'seized' ]

recently designed or produced – usually used to show disapproval or distrust:

newfangled ideas about children’s education

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▪ modern something that is modern uses the most recent designs or methods:

The house looks very modern.


the city’s modern public transportation system

▪ the latest [only before noun] the newest that is available:

The camera uses the latest digital technology.


the very latest mobile phones


the latest news

▪ up-to-date using the most modern technology, ideas, information etc:

The hospital has the most up-to-date equipment in the country.

▪ newfangled [only before noun] informal modern – used when you disapprove of something and do not think it as good as the things that existed before:

He doesn’t believe in these new-fangled gadgets.

▪ high-tech, hi-tech using very advanced technology, especially electronic equipment and computers:

Modern tractors are full of high-tech equipment, including GPS systems.


It’s all very hi-tech.

▪ state-of-the-art using the newest and most advanced features, ideas, and materials that are available:

state-of-the-art technology


a state-of-the-art home entertainment system


The brand new arts centre is state-of-the-art.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.