noun, plural mac·a·ro·nis, mac·a·ro·nies for 2.
Origin of macaroni
Examples from the Web for macaroni
They would soak bags of macaroni to make dough, roll it out and create dumplings, which they sold with a side of lo mein.
To cook the macaroni the commissary sold hotpots, which you needed a permit to possess and could only buy one a time.
Telling poor children that that fourth box of macaroni and cheese is excessive is something very different.The Republicans’ Food Stamp Fraud: It’s Not About Austerity|Michael Tomasky|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By the Middle Ages, the trade in macaroni and vermicelli was already well established.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The rain pretty much passed the party over and guests dined on macaroni and cheese, spare ribs, and chocolate bread pudding.
Beneath some of the arches, the sellers of macaroni and polenta establish their stalls, which are by no means inviting.Pictures from Italy|Charles Dickens
Break the macaroni rather short; wash and put in salted water; boil about twenty minutes.Clayton's Quaker Cook-Book|H. J. Clayton
Chick peas are found in the Italian groceries or macaroni stores.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
Let it all boil till the macaroni is tender, then add a tablespoonful of Parmesan cheese and an ounce of butter.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode|Harriet A. de Salis
When I heard this, you might knock me down, in spite of all my uniform, with a tube of macaroni.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for macaroni
noun plural -nis or -nies
Word Origin for macaroni
Word Origin and History for macaroni
"tube-shaped food made of dried wheaten paste" [Klein], 1590s, from southern Italian dialectal maccaroni (Italian maccheroni), plural of maccarone, name for a kind of pasty food, possibly from maccare "bruise, batter, crush," of unknown origin, or from late Greek makaria "food made from barley."
Used after c.1764 to mean "fop, dandy" (e.g. "Yankee Doodle") because it was an exotic dish at a time when certain young men who had traveled the continent were affecting French and Italian fashions and accents. There is said to have been a Macaroni Club in Britain, which was the immediate source of the term.