or mac·ca·ro·ni

[ mak-uh-roh-nee ]
/ ˌmæk əˈroʊ ni /

noun, plural mac·a·ro·nis, mac·a·ro·nies for 2.

small, tubular pasta prepared from wheat flour.
an English dandy of the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms, clothes, etc.

Origin of macaroni

1590–1600; earlier maccaroni < dialectal Italian, plural of maccarone (Italian maccherone). See macaroon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for macaroni



/ (ˌmækəˈrəʊnɪ) /

noun plural -nis or -nies

pasta tubes made from wheat flour
(in 18th-century Britain) a dandy who affected foreign manners and style

Word Origin for macaroni

C16: from Italian (Neapolitan dialect) maccarone, probably from Greek makaria food made from barley
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