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Definition of the noun Macaroni

What does Macaroni mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: macaronis (fop) / macaronies (less preferred form; fop) / macaronis (pasta)

  1. a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
  2. pasta in the form of slender tubes
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: alimentary paste / pasta = shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg

Alternative definition of the noun Macaroni


  1. [uncountable] A type of pasta in the form of short tubes.
  2. (used by Italian-Americans, especially in Philadelphia and New Jersey) A generic term for pasta.
  3. [pejorative] In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a man who dressed and often spoke in an ostentatiously affected and effeminate manner.
  4. A sort of droll or fool; a fop; – applied especially to English fops of about 1775.


Macaroni is a variety of dry pasta, originating from Italy, made with durum wheat. Macaroni usually does not contain eggs and is normally cut in short, hollow shapes. It may be straight or curved, in which case it is frequently called elbow macaroni. Elbow maraconi is more common in the US and Canada, while British macaroni tends to be straight. Although home machines exist that can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion. The curved shape is caused by different speeds on each side of the pasta tube as it comes out of the machine. The name comes from the Italian maccheroni, plural form of maccherone. A different name, chifferi or lumaconi, refers to bigger size of elbow-shape pasta.

  • also known as Macaroni, dry, enriched; Elbow macaroni; Macaroni, dry, unenriched
  • more generic: Pasta

There are other foods with macaroni in their name, like Macaroni casserole, Macaroni and cheese.


"Macaroni" is a 1985 Italian comedy film directed by Ettore Scola. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.


  1. "Macaroni" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Macaroni" is a musical album of Bobby Conn.


Macaroni is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Duchess.


Macaroni was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from October 1862 to September 1863 he ran eight times and won seven races. In 1863 he won all seven of his races including the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Epsom Derby and the Doncaster Cup.

  • born in (154 years ago)


Macaroni: A macaroni in mid-18th-century England was a fashionable fellow who dressed and even spoke in an outlandishly affected and epicene manner. The term pejoratively referred to a man who "exceeded the ordinary bounds of fashion" in terms of clothes, fastidious eating and gambling.

Phrases with macaroni

  1. macaroni salad
  2. macaroni wheat
  3. Macaroni Cheese
  4. Macaroni Penguin
  5. macaroni and cheese
  6. Elbow macaroni

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for macaroni

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Google previewProfitable Agro Based Projects with Project Profiles (Cereal Food Technology) (2nd Revised Edition) (2012)

by P. K. Chattopadhyay

Macaroni : Macaroni is the standard product of this type, it looks exactly like spaghitti with a hole in the centre. The outer diameter of macroni may go down to little more than 3 mm About 4-5 mm is the popular size. But larger diameter upto 10 ...

Google previewCooking from the Italians of Newark, New Jersey an Ethnic Experience (2009)

by Elizabeth Barone Callahan

A small macaroni is a good choice. This wholesome dish is wonderful toddler food. Young children like the miniature meatballs. Escarole Soup With Pepperoni (serves six) Replace the chicken with pepperoni Ingredients: 2 sticks of pepperoni ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Antarctic (2007)

by Beau Riffenburgh

Breeding and Survival Macaroni penguins are colonial breeders, usually breeding in large colonies. They are monogamous, with often long-lasting pair bonds. Nests are on level or steep ground that frequently is devoid of vegetation because ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

The word macaroni actually came from the exclamation made by the Italians in the 1700s when they saw the price the Germans were asking for pasta. The Italians were upset at the price and said “ma caroni,” which meant “but it's too dear”; the ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

MACARONI, Maccaroni, or Maccheroni, a preparation of fine flour, which forms a favourite article of food among the Italians. It is eaten in various ways, generally simply boiled, and served up with grated cheese. Macaroni is generally made in ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

macaroni (raak-a-ro'ni), n. and a. [Formerly also maccaroni, ' mackeroni, machcroni; = F. macaroni = Sp. macarrones = Pg. macarrSo, < Olt. maccaroni, It. maccheroni, macaroni, orig. a mixture ...

Google previewMazdaznan encyclopedia of dietetics and home cook book (1909)

cooked and uncooked foods, what to eat and how to eat it ...

MACARONI WITH CHEESE. One-half pound macaroni, one cupful of milk, three tablespoonfuls grated cheese, two eggs, two ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

Macaroni includes pasta strands (such as spaghetti) , shells (conchiglie), or tubes (cannelloni, elbow macaroni, or ziti), and it can be bent, corrugated, straight, or spiraled. Macaroni is composed of flour from durum ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

macaroni (mak-a-ro'ni), n. and a. [Formerly also maccaroni," mackeroni, macheroni; = F. macaroni = Sp. macarrones = Pg. macarrSo, < Olt. maccaroni, It. macchcroni, macaroni, orig. a mixture ...

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Quotes about macaroni

I'm just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it? (Joe Pesci)
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Scrabble value of M3A1C3A1R1O1N1I1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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