Welsh-rarebit Definition

rârbĭt
noun
Welsh rabbit.
American Heritage

A dish of cheese melted with a little ale and served on toast.

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Noun

Singular:
welsh-rarebit
Plural:
welsh-rarebits

Origin of Welsh-rarebit

  • First attested by Francis Grose in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue in 1785; he erroneously marked Welsh rabbit as a corruption (inverting the historical order); this idea may have originated with him, or been widespread at the time.

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  • Corruption of Welsh rabbit.

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