welsh rabbit

welsh rab·bit
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [welsh, welch rab-it]
    • /wɛlʃ, wɛltʃ ˈræb ɪt/
    • /welʃ ˈræb.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [welsh, welch rab-it]
    • /wɛlʃ, wɛltʃ ˈræb ɪt/

Definitions of welsh rabbit words

  • noun welsh rabbit a dish of melted cheese, usually mixed with ale or beer, milk, and spices, served over toast. 1
  • noun welsh rabbit a savoury dish consisting of melted cheese sometimes mixed with milk, seasonings, etc, on hot buttered toast 0
  • noun welsh rabbit a dish consisting of melted cheese, often mixed with ale or beer, served on crackers or toast: also, through faulty etymologizing, Welsh rarebit 0
  • noun welsh rabbit a dish of cheese melted with a little ale and served on toast. 0

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Origin of welsh rabbit

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25; probably of jocular orig.; later Welsh rarebit by folk etymology

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Parts of speech for Welsh rabbit


welsh rabbit popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

welsh rabbit usage trend in Literature

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