Nigatoni is the modified name of the Italian pasta type called rigatoni.
It is used in memes, usually related to the Avengers movie series as a replacement for the phrase “my nigga, Tony”.
The term is a clever way to saying the racial profanity, but all the while avoiding the slur, by claiming that it is just a pasta name.
Origin of the meme
The memes featuring “nigatoni” started to surface after the final Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame had been released in 2019, followed by many memes related to the character Tony Stark.
Many of these memes had included the “nigatoni” picture; like when Captain America is asked what was the price of victory.
There are several other memes, including Terrence Howard, dressed in an Iron Man suit, right next to a picture of the pasta “nigatoni”.
Spread of the meme
Urban Dictionary users quickly responded to the trend and had written entries on the subject in the very same year, further spreading the phenomenon of “nigatoni”.
The memes had spread far and wide, appearing in Reddit threads, YouTube videos, as well as Facebook meme groups and Instagram meme pages.
- Urban Dictionary – Nigatoni