Welsh-rarebit meaning

râr'bĭt
Welsh rabbit.
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A dish of cheese melted with a little ale and served on toast.
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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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