From in- + fang. Compare Old English onfōn (past participle onfangen; "to take, receive, perceive, comprehend, accept, take to one’s self, sponsor, harbor, favor unrighteously, take hold of, undertake, undergo, begin, conceive").
infang (third-person singular simple present infangs, present participle infanging, simple past and past participle infanged)
- (transitive, UK dialectal, Scotland) To draw or take in.
- (transitive, dialectal or obsolete, Scotland) To cheat; gull; take in.
- (transitive, dialectal or obsolete, Scotland) To seize; get into one's clutches.
Shortened from infangthief.
infang (plural infangs)
- Alternative form of infangthief.