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Examples of macaroni in a Sentence
the glitter rock of the 1970s seemed more about mascaraed macaronis than about music
Recent Examples of macaroni from the Web
Kraft macaroni and cheese shimmering in a pool of butter and milk.
For your choice of sides, go with the decadent Mac Balls, macaroni and cheese rolled with bacon and fried in duck fat, then tossed in white truffle oil.
Offerings could include baked chicken, meatloaf, green beans, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, shrimp and grits, chicken tetrazzini and quiche with salad.
Phthalates have been found in macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese.
A little BBQ and some macaroni and cheese inside a Miami Marlins batting helmet at Marlins Park.
But U.S. stockpiles of the high-protein durum wheat used in pasta noodles including spaghetti and macaroni are the biggest in 11 years, left over from a harvest last season that was the largest since 2009.
Stuck a feather in his cap, And called it macaroni.
Combine mayonnaise and sour cream and add to macaroni mixture.
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Did You Know?
As you may have suspected, the macaroni in the song "Yankee Doodle" is not the familiar food. The feather in Yankee Doodle's cap apparently makes him a macaroni in the now rare "fop" or "dandy" sense. The sense appears to have originated with a club established in London by a group of young, well-traveled Englishmen in the 1760s. The founders prided themselves on their appearance, sense of style, and manners, and they chose the name Macaroni Club to indicate their worldliness. Because macaroni was, at the time, a new and rather exotic food in England, the name was meant to demonstrate how stylish the club's members were. The members were themselves called macaronis, and eventually macaroni became synonymous with dandy and fop.
Origin and Etymology of macaroni
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
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