rarebit

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

By contraction of Welsh rarebit, corruption of Welsh rabbit.

PronunciationEdit

Either identically to rabbit, or as rare-bit.

Usage notesEdit

When used in Welsh rarebit, some insist that it be pronounced identically to rabbit, as the spelling is a corruption, while others insist that it be pronounced as rare-bit specifically to differentiate it from actual rabbit meat. When used alone, the potential for confusion exists, but rarebit is almost exclusively used in the compounds Welsh rarebit and buck rarebit.

NounEdit

rarebit (plural rarebits)

  1. Welsh rabbit

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 06:30