macaroni definition

  • noun:
    • Pasta in just about any of various hollow shapes, especially brief curved tubes.
    • A well-traveled young Englishman of the 18th and 19th centuries whom affected international traditions and manners.
    • A fop.
    • Long slender tubes manufactured from a paste chiefly of a wheat flour like semolina, and used as an article of meals; a type of Italian pasta.
    • A medley; one thing droll or extravagant.
    • A sort of droll or fool.
    • A finical individual; a fop; -- used especially to English fops of approximately 1775, whom affected the mannerisms and clothing of continental Europe.
    • The designation of a body of Maryland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, distinguished by a rich consistent.
    • A kind of paste or bread ready, initially and chiefly in Italy, through the glutinous granular flour of hard types of grain, pressed into lengthy tubes or pipelines through perforated bottom of a vessel furnished with mandrels, and afterwards dried in the sun or by reduced temperature.
    • A medley; one thing extravagant or determined to kindly an idle fancy.
    • A London exquisite regarding the eighteenth century; a fop; a dandy; a member of Macaroni Club. See II., 1.
    • A crested penguin or rock-hopper: a sailors' title. See penguin, and cut-under Eudyptes.
    • A vulgar name in Jamaica for a Mexican quarter-dollar, or, afterward, for an English shilling.
    • a British dandy in the eighteenth century whom affected Continental mannerisms
    • pasta in the shape of slim tubes
  • others:
    • comprising gay or trendy young men: specifically [capitalized] applied to a London club, founded about the middle regarding the eighteenth century, made up of teenage boys that has traveled and looked for to introduce elegances of dress and bearing from the continent.
    • Of or regarding macaronis or fops; exquisite.

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