rare·​bit | \ ˈrer-bət How to pronounce rarebit (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Chili powders were used in early versions of Tex-Mex queso, including Mexican rarebit, a spicy take on Welsh rarebit. Washington Post, "Made in America," 11 Oct. 2019 The outdoor space inspired a new pub and patio menu featuring lighter fare, like a beet and veggie burger, smoked salmon salad, and sandwich versions of classics like the Scotch rarebit and prime rib. Heather Platt, Los Angeles Magazine, "Tam O’Shanter’s Patio Is Open for the First Time in 70 Years," 9 May 2018 Like its cheesier cousin, the Welsh rabbit (better known as rarebit), its name is fanciful. Smithsonian, "The History of Five Uniquely American Sandwiches," 4 Nov. 2017 The rarebits were an appropriately Anglophile snack to accompany beer and punch. Paul Freedman, Town & Country, "The Fascinating History of Food at Private Clubs," 7 Apr. 2017 ORDER THE: Welsh rarebit, savory pies, toast with butter and jam, feta-Comté swirl, sprouted rye, chocolate-raisin brioche, chocolate bread, glazed lemon tart, and on and on—anything, basically. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "Ten Belles Bread," 13 Apr. 2017 Also of interest: Welsh rarebit, potted hare and pork, braised rabbit with mustard and crème fraîche. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "St. John Maltby," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of rarebit

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rarebit

(Welsh) rarebit

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The first known use of rarebit was in 1848

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1 Dec 2019

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“Rarebit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rarebit. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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