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Definition of the noun fangle

What does fangle mean as a name of something?


  1. [obsolete] A prop; a taking up; a new thing.
  2. Something newly fashioned; a novelty, a new fancy.
  3. A foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.
  4. A conceit; whim.

Definition of the verb fangle

What does fangle mean as a doing word?


  1. [obsolete or dialectal] To fashion, manufacture, invent, or create.
  2. [obsolete or dialectal] To trim showily; entangle; hang about.
  3. [obsolete or dialectal] To waste time; trifle.

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Google previewA rhyming dictionary ... Fourth edition, improved (1824)

by John WALKER (the Philologist.)

Fangle A silly attempt, or trifling scheme, s. Fingle-fangle A trifle, s. Tojangle To wrangle, or be out of tune, v. m. Tri'an-gle A figure of three angles, s.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood

Fangle ...

Google previewInternational Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (2004)

by Peter Hunt

Some critics would argue that contemporary poetry for children is dominated by material which could be characterised as frothy and shallow, featuring fingle- fangle fripperies rather than quality verse of substance to cherish. There is, indeed, a ...

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Scrabble value of F4A1N1G2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FANGLE

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