noun mac·a·ro·ni \ˌma-kə-ˈrō-nē\

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

Full Definition of MACARONI

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

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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noun mac·a·ro·ni \ˌma-kə-ˈrō-nē\

Definition of MACARONI for Kids

:  pasta in the shape of little curved tubes


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