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macaroni

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noun mac·a·ro·ni \ˌma-kə-ˈrō-nē\

Simple Definition of macaroni

  • : a type of pasta in the shape of small curved tubes

Full Definition of macaroni

  1. 1 :  pasta made from semolina and shaped in the form of slender tubes

  2. 2 plural macaronis or macaronies [Macaroni Club, a group of such Englishmen] a :  a member of a class of traveled young Englishmen of the late 18th and early 19th centuries who affected foreign ways b :  an affected young man :  fop

  3. 3 :  macaroni penguin

Examples of macaroni

  1. <the glitter rock of the 1970s seemed more about mascaraed macaronis than about music>



Origin of macaroni

Italian maccheroni, plural of maccherone, from Italian dialect maccarone dumpling, macaroni


First Known Use: 1599




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