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mac·a·ro·ni / ˌmakəˈrōnē/ • n. (pl. -nies) 1. a variety of pasta formed in narrow tubes. 2. an 18th-century British dandy affecting Continental fashions. ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: from Italian maccaroni (now usually spelled maccheroni), plural of maccarone, from late Greek makaria ‘food made from barley.’

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macaroniabalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione, macaroni, Manzoni, Marconi, mascarpone, minestrone, Moroni, Mulroney, padrone, panettoni, pepperoni, phoney, polony, pony, rigatoni, Shoshone, Sloaney, stony, Toni, tony, zabaglione •cartoony, lacunae, loony, Moonie, moony, Nguni, puny, Rooney, spoony, uni •Sunni •bunny, dunny, funny, gunny, honey, money, runny, sonny, sunny, tunny •twopenny • chutney • beermoney

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Macaroni ★½ Maccheroni 1985 (PG)

An uptight American businessman returns to Naples 40 years after being stationed there in WWII. Comedic situations abound when he is reunited with his Italian war buddy, brother of his lover. Pleasant acting can't save irritating script. 104m/C VHS . IT Jack Lemmon, Marcello Mastroianni, Daria Nicolodi, Isa Danieli; D: Ettore Scola; W: Ettore Scola.

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macaroni pasta in tubes XVI; exquisite, fop XVIII. It. maccaroni, later maccheroni, pl. of macca-, maccherone. The sl. application to dandies perh. orig. indicated a preference for foreign food.

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Macaroni

a medley; poetic selections.

Example: political songs in Latin or in a maccaroni of Latin and English, 1884.

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macaroni See pasta.

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