fangle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈfæŋ.ɡəl/
Verb

fangle (fangles, present participle fangling; past and past participle fangled)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) To fashion, manufacture, invent, or create.
    • 1641, John Milton, Of Prelatical Episcopacy:
      […] not hereby to control and new fangle the Scripture, God forbid, but to mark how corruption and apostasy crept in by degrees, and to gather up wherever we find the remaining sparks of original truth, […]
  2. (obsolete or dialectal) To trim showily; entangle; hang about.
  3. (obsolete or dialectal) To waste time; trifle.
Noun

fangle (plural fangles)

  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.



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