Definition of rarebit in English:

rarebit

Syllabification: rare·bit
Pronunciation: /ˈrerbit
 
/
(also Welsh rarebit)

noun

A dish of melted and seasoned cheese on toast, sometimes with other ingredients.
More example sentences
  • Make sure you try the smoked haddock rarebit with creamed leeks and smoked bacon.
  • Here, they are matched with a smoked haddock rarebit for an ultra-tasty dish.
  • Meanwhile, to make the rarebit, very gently melt the cheese with the milk and stout in a heavy-based pan.

Origin

late 18th century: alteration of rabbit in Welsh rabbit.

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