Macaroni

A name derived from the Italian dish first patronized by the " Macaroni Club," and afterwards extended to "the younger and gayer part of our nobility and gentry, who, at the same time they gave in to the luxuries of eating, went equally into the extravagancies of dress." (Macaroni and Theatrical Magazine, October, 1770.) See note to the Dullissimo Macaroni in She Stoops to Conquer.

From the Unused Epilogue of She Stoops To Conquer