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:
a state-of-the-art home entertainment system
The brand new arts centre is state-of-the-art.