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rarebit (n.)

1785, an absurd perversion of (Welsh) rabbit, as if from rare (adj.) + bit (n.). See Welsh.

updated on April 22, 2021

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Definitions of rarebit from WordNet

rarebit (n.)
cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast;
Synonyms: Welsh rarebit / Welsh rabbit
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