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



BrE BrE//ˈreəbɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrerbɪt//
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= Welsh rarebit Word Origin late 18th cent.: alteration of rabbit in Welsh rabbit; the reason for the use of the term rabbit is unknown.
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