Simple Definition of rebut
: to prove (something) is false by using arguments or evidence
Full Definition of rebut
Examples of rebut
Her lawyer attempted to rebut the witness's testimony.
<Stalingrad's defenders were finally able to rebut the besiegers, but only after a horrendous loss of life.>
Origin of rebut
Middle English, from Anglo-French reboter, from re- + boter to butt — more at butt
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with rebut
abut, all but, beechnut, blind gut, brush cut, buzz cut, catgut, chestnut, clean-cut, clear-cut, cobnut, cockshut, crew cut, crosscut, doughnut, foregut, groundnut, haircut, jump cut, kick butt, locknut, Meerut, midgut, offcut, peanut, pignut, pine nut, putt-putt, recut, rotgut, rough cut, sackbut, shortcut, somewhat, tut-tut, uncut, walnut, wing nut, woodcut
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