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Welsh rabbit

noun

  1. a dish of melted cheese, usually mixed with ale or beer, milk, and spices, served over toast.


Welsh rabbit

noun

  1. a savoury dish consisting of melted cheese sometimes mixed with milk, seasonings, etc, on hot buttered toast Also calledWelsh rarebitrarebit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Welsh rabbit1

First recorded in 1715–25; probably of jocular origin; later Welsh rarebit by folk etymology
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Welsh rabbit1

C18: a fanciful coinage; rarebit is a later folk-etymological variant
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Example Sentences

In college, lots of them make Welsh-rabbit and oysters and things like that for spreads, you know.

Of course, this can be treated as a mere vinous Welsh Rabbit and poured over toast, to be accompanied by beer.

Add cheese slowly, half a cup at a time, and stir steadily in one direction only, as in making Welsh Rabbit.

See the Welsh Rabbit—he is bred on cheese;(Or cheese on bread, whichever way you please).

It's the sort of a weird, muffled noise you'll sometimes make in your sleep, after a late welsh rabbit.

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