- a white, starchy pasta of Italian origin that is made in the form of long strings, boiled, and served with any of a variety of meat, tomato, or other sauces.
- Electricity. an insulating tubing of small diameter into which bare wire can be slipped.
Origin of spaghetti
Examples from the Web for spaghetti
The future congressman also had some spaghetti but no sauce.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
A lot of spaghetti with marinara-type sauces are made with the packaged meats.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
Another shovels strings of rubber bands into his mouth like spaghetti, provoking more caterwauling from the judges.The Most Depressing Show on Earth: Amongst the Clowns of Newark
March 16, 2014
And he bore an uncannily resemblance to the spaghetti monster sketch.How ‘True Detective’ Will End
March 3, 2014
Spaghetti squash also contains specific nutrients that help convert the tryptophan in other foods you eat into serotonin.6 Healthy Foods to Fight the Flu, Beat Stress and More
February 5, 2014
This dish may be made with vermicelli, spaghetti, or any other Italian paste.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
But catty-corners across was the back of that spaghetti mill.Shorty McCabe
The macaroni or spaghetti should be left unbroken when cooked.The Italian Cook Book
Spaghettina is finer than spaghetti, and for sale at Italian groceries.The Golden Age Cook Book
Henrietta Latham Dwight
Dish them in a circle with spaghetti dressed with Parmesan in the centre.Choice Cookery
- pasta in the form of long strings
Word Origin and History for spaghetti
1849 (as sparghetti, in Eliza Acton's "Modern Cookery"), from Italian spaghetti, plural of spaghetto "string, twine," diminutive of spago "cord," of uncertain origin. Spaghetti Western (one filmed in Italy) first attested 1969. Spaghetti strap is from 1972.