Macaroni and Lady
An illustration of a macaroni and lady. A macaroni (or formerly maccaroni, in mid-18th-century England, was a fashionable fellow who dressed and even spoke in an outlandishly affected and epicene manner. The term pejoratively referred to a man who “exceeded the ordinary bounds of fashion” in terms of clothes, fastidious eating and gambling.
Keywordscostume, female, woman, Lady, century, eighteenth, 18th, Macaroni, male gentleman, maccaroni
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)