macaroni

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macaroni:

see pastapasta,
generic name for thin pieces of hardened, unleavened dough that are molded into various shapes and boiled, not baked. Pasta is commonly associated with Italian cuisine, though similar wheat flour and rice flour pastas, usually called noodles, have been known in Asia for a
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macaroni

, maccaroni
(in 18th-century Britain) a dandy who affected foreign manners and style
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11, see Aileen Ribeiro, `The Macaronies', History Today, xxviii (1978), 463-8; Philip John Carter, `Mollies, Fops and Men of Feeling: Aspects of Male Effeminacy and Masculinity in Britain, c.
Plates 22, 23, and 24 aim at the same targets: 'Yet let it none but macaronies stain, | Who liv'd in George the Third's mad fluctuating reign.'
But Bate felt there were limits to the public's license to look, and he defended Hartley not only with his fists but, according to Straub, by putting down the offending males with the sexually-loaded label "macaronies:" "The erotics of the male gaze involve not only male pleasure in the female spectacle; they also involve the dominance of one male over a feminized other" (18).