Definition of rabbit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈræbɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪt//
    Meat, Pets, Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
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  1. 1 [countable] a small animal with soft fur, long ears and a short tail. Rabbits live in holes in the ground or are kept as pets or for food. a rabbit hutch compare hare See related entries: Pets, Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
  2. 2 [uncountable] meat from a rabbit See related entries: Meat
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: apparently from Old French (compare with French dialect rabotte ‘young rabbit’), perhaps of Dutch origin (compare with Flemish robbe).Extra examples A frightened rabbit will bolt for its hole. Rabbits breed very fast. The building was a real rabbit warren of corridors.Idioms
    pull something/a rabbit out of the hat
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    (informal) to suddenly produce something as a solution to a problem