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From new +‎ fashion.


newfashion (third-person singular simple present newfashions, present participle newfashioning, simple past and past participle newfashioned)

  1. To modernise; remodel in the latest style.
    • 1744, William Oldys, Edward Harley Oxford (Earl of), The Harleian miscellany:
      From the duke they would have taken his birthright; the church and religion they would have cast in a new mould; the bishops and clerks they would have new-fashioned, if not utterly laid aside; banished many of the nobles; [...]
    • 1867, William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe, Memoirs of the life of Mr. Ambrose Barnes:
      He used to observe that poets and orators abound most in the corruptest times, and we have been fining and newfashioning the English tongue, whilst English manners are become wild.
    • 1881, John Addington Symonds, Renaissance in Italy:
      Not a few were given to him by the old romancers; but these he has new-fashioned to his needs.
    • 1977, John Boening, The Reception of classical German literature in England:
      Since the period of original composition, I have new-fashioned this introductory stanza after comparing it with Mr. Sotheby, to whom I am accordingly indebted for much of its present structure.


newfashion (comparative more newfashion, superlative most newfashion)

  1. Recently come into fashion; new-fashioned.
    • 1957, Margaret Elizabeth Bell, Daughter of Wolf House:
      Killerwhale House already knows what to do in these 'newfashion' times.
    • 1964, Men's wear: Volume 149:
      An entirely newfashion concept.
    • 1975, America's textiles: Reporter/bulletin edition: Volume 4:
      The dresses will be narrower at the hips, midriffs bare and the classic skirt will take on newfashion impetus.