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Thread #80222   Message #1460846
Posted By: pavane
14-Apr-05 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: American Revolution Music Questions
Subject: RE: Amer. Rev. Music Questions
Note on Yankee Doodle:

Around 1800, the term 'Maccaroni' was equivalent to Dandy, or fashionably dressed man. (See the song The Knowing Maccaroni Outwitted, in the Bodley collection)

It looks as if Yankee Doodle thought that sticking a feather in his cap made him well-dressed.