[lap-in; French la-pan]
- a rabbit.
- rabbit fur, especially when trimmed and dyed.
Origin of lapin
1900–05; < French, Middle French, perhaps, by suffix alteration, from laperean rabbit < Ibero-Romance; cf. cony
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Examples from the Web for lapin
He dropped the gown and held out a roll of bills toward Lapin.
At this unguarded disclosure Lapin's face grew crimson with rage.
There was a gendarme in front of the door of the Lapin Agile.Three Soldiers
John Dos Passos
It's the "lapin" I have had occasionally that's giving me the most qualms.
Lapin demanded as he strode up to the showcase and pulled out the costume indicated by Elkan.