Rarebit
Rarebit Rare"bit (r[^a]r"b[i^]t), n. A dainty morsel; a Welsh rabbit. See {Welsh rabbit}, under {Rabbit}. [1913 Webster]

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  • rarebit — (also Welsh rarebit or Welsh rabbit) ► NOUN ▪ a dish of melted and seasoned cheese on toast. ORIGIN originally as Welsh rabbit: the reason for the use of the term rabbit is unknown …   English terms dictionary

  • rarebit — 1785, perversion of (Welsh) rabbit, as if from rare + bit. See WELSH (Cf. Welsh) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rarebit — [rer′bit] n. [altered < (WELSH) RABBIT] WELSH RABBIT …   English World dictionary

  • rarebit — UK [ˈreə(r)bɪt] / US [ˈrerbɪt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rarebit : singular rarebit plural rarebits Welsh rarebit …   English dictionary

  • rarebit — noun Etymology: (Welsh) rarebit Date: circa 1785 Welsh rabbit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rarebit — See rabbit. See rabbit, rarebit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • rarebit — rare|bit [ rerbıt ] noun count or uncount WELSH RAREBIT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rarebit — rare·bit || rerbɪt / reÉ™bɪt n. Welsh rarebit, Welsh rabbit, dish made with melted cheese and beer served over toast or crackers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rarebit — (also Welsh rarebit or Welsh rabbit) noun a dish of melted and seasoned cheese on toast. Origin C18 (as Welsh rabbit): the reason for the use of the term rabbit is unknown …   English new terms dictionary

  • rarebit — /ˈrɛəbət/ (say rairbuht) noun → Welsh rarebit …   Australian English dictionary

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