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rarebit

[rair-bit] /ˈrɛər bɪt/
noun
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
Can be confused
rabbet, rabbit, rarebit, rebate.
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British Dictionary definitions for rare-bit

rarebit

/ˈrɛəbɪt/
noun
1.
another term for Welsh rabbit
Word Origin
C18: by folk etymology from (Welsh) rabbit; see rare², bit1
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Word Origin and History for rare-bit

rarebit

1785, perversion of (Welsh) rabbit, as if from rare + bit. See Welsh.

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