Definition of fandangle in English:

fandangle

noun

archaic
  • A useless or purely ornamental thing.

    ‘a solo with no end of shakes and trills and fandangles’
    • ‘‘Balancing’ an online sample by using census figures of the entire U.S. is - to put it euphemistically - a fandangle.’
    • ‘I started at Soda, and almost immediately got thrown into a flat-buying fandangle, where all my spare money went into saving up for a deposit on the flat.’
    • ‘Well it all started off with old Gaybo looking slightly confused and out-of-step with the new fandangle toys which adorned the Late Late Show's set some years back.’
    ostentation, ornamentation, decoration, embellishment, fanciness, fuss, chichi, garnishing, garnishment, gilding, excess
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Origin

Mid 19th century: perhaps from fandango, influenced by newfangle.

Pronunciation

fandangle

/fanˈdaŋɡ(ə)l/