Definition of rarebit in English:


Syllabification: rare·bit
Pronunciation: /ˈre(ə)rbit
(also Welsh rarebit)


  • A dish of melted and seasoned cheese on toast, sometimes with other ingredients.
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    • 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.


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

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