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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rab-it]
    • /ˈræb ɪt/
    • /ˈræb.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-it]
    • /ˈræb ɪt/

Definitions of rabbit word

  • noun plural rabbit any of several soft-furred, large-eared, rodentlike burrowing mammals of the family Leporidae, allied with the hares and pikas in the order Lagomorpha, having a divided upper lip and long hind legs, usually smaller than the hares and mainly distinguished from them by bearing blind and furless young in nests rather than fully developed young in the open. 1
  • noun plural rabbit any of various small hares. 1
  • noun plural rabbit the fur of a rabbit or hare, often processed to imitate another fur. 1
  • noun plural rabbit Welsh rabbit. 1
  • noun plural rabbit a runner in a distance race whose goal is chiefly to set a fast pace, either to exhaust a particular rival so that a teammate can win or to help another entrant break a record; pacesetter. 1
  • noun plural rabbit British Informal. a person who is poor at sports, especially golf, tennis, or cricket. 1

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Origin of rabbit

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English rabet(te) young rabbit, bunny, probably < Old North French; compare Walloon robett, dialectal Dutch robbe

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Parts of speech for Rabbit


rabbit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

rabbit usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for rabbit

verb rabbit

  • chat — When people chat, they talk to each other in an informal and friendly way.
  • chatter — If you chatter, you talk quickly and continuously, usually about things which are not important.
  • gossip — idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars.
  • witter — (obsolete, or, dialectal) knowing, certain, sure, wis.
  • natter — to talk incessantly; chatter.

noun rabbit

  • bunny — A bunny or a bunny rabbit is a child's word for a rabbit.
  • cottontail — A cottontail is a type of rabbit commonly found in North America.
  • buck — A buck is a US or Australian dollar.
  • doe — the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.
  • animal — An animal is a living creature such as a dog, lion, or rabbit, rather than a bird, fish, insect, or human being.

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