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noun (informal)
elaborate ornament

Word Origin

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]


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