- pasta in the form of tubes or in various other shapes, often baked with cheese, ground meat, etc.
- pl. -·nies an English dandy in the 18th cent. who affected foreign mannerisms and fashions
Origin of macaroniItalian 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 Gr, bliss from makar, blessed