rabbit NOUN 1) a burrowing plant-eating mammal, with long ears and a short tail. 2) N. Amer. a hare. 3) the fur of the rabbit. 4) informal a poor performer in a sport or game.
VERB (rabbited, rabbiting) 1) (usu. as noun rabbiting) hunt rabbits. 2) Brit. informal chatter. [ORIGIN: from rabbit and pork, rhyming slang for «talk».]
DERIVATIVES rabbity adjective.
ORIGIN apparently from Old French, perhaps of Dutch origin.

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