rarebit

[ rair-bit ]
/ ˈrɛər bɪt /

noun

Origin of rarebit

First recorded in 1715–25

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rarebit

rabbet rabbit rarebit rebate
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British Dictionary definitions for rarebit

rarebit
/ (ˈrɛəbɪt) /

noun

another term for Welsh rabbit

Word Origin for rarebit

C18: by folk etymology from (Welsh) rabbit; see rare ², bit 1
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