A bowl of macaroni and cheese.
macaroni definition by Webster's New World
- pasta in the form of tubes or in various other shapes, often baked with cheese, ground meat, etc.
- pl. macaronies an English dandy in the 18th cent. who affected foreign mannerisms and fashions
Origin: Italian maccaroni, maccheroni, plural of maccherone ; from Late Greek makaria, food of broth and barley groats, sacrificial cake made from such mixture, literally , blessed (cake) ; from Classical Greek bliss ; from makar, blessed
macaroni definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- pl. macaroni Pasta in any of various hollow shapes, especially short curved tubes.
- pl. macaroni or mac·a·ro·nies a. A well-traveled young Englishman of the 18th and 19th centuries who affected foreign customs and manners.b. A fop.
Origin: Italian dialectal maccaroni, pl. of maccarone, dumpling, macaroni.