perhaps derived from newfangle
1835, Southern U.S., perhaps an alteration of fandango.
An ornamental object; gewgaw (1835+)
A confused profusion; generous lively miscellany: cranes, firebirds, foxes, flamingos, a fauna fandangle hard to believe
[mid-1800s+; fr eastern US dialect fandango, ”a boisterous assembly,” fr the Spanish dance]
[fan-dang-goh] /fænˈdæŋ goʊ/ noun, plural fandangos. 1. a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time, performed by a man and woman playing castanets. 2. a piece of music for such a dance or one having its rhythm. 3. (especially in the southwest U.S.) a ball or dance. /fænˈdæŋɡəʊ/ noun (pl) -gos 1. an old […]
- Fandango on core
jargon, programming (Unix/C, from the Mexican dance) In C, a wild pointer that runs out of bounds, causing a core dump, or corrupts the malloc arena in such a way as to cause mysterious failures later on, is sometimes said to have “done a fandango on core”. On low-end personal machines without an MMU, this […]
noun 1. a partially submerged alluvial fan that has merged with a delta.
plural noun, Bookbinding. 1. folded and gathered pages: unbound printed sheets folded into signatures and gathered into the proper sequence for binding.