rarebit

[rair-bit]
noun

Origin:
1715–25

rabbet, rabbit, rarebit, rebate.
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rarebit (ˈrɛəbɪt)
 
n
another term for Welsh rabbit
 
[C18: by folk etymology from (Welsh) rabbit; see rare², bit1]

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rarebit
1785, perversion of (Welsh) rabbit, as if from rare + bit. See Welsh.
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Much of the success of a rarebit depends upon the quality of the cheese.
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