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Word of the Day – Fandangle

By January 21, 2017Word of the Day

Fandangle (noun)


A useless or purely ornamental thing: Nonsense.

Believed to have been derived from the Spanish dance Fandango which was adapted by the English to mean foolish in the early 19th century, perhaps by the Puritans of the time.

Example sentences

“I am not sure that I am comfortable with this new fandangled way of doing things.”

“Filled with fluff and fandangle it is a lovely way to spend a summer’s afternoon.”

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