Macaroni and Lady

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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.


The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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