(1)   Any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
(2)   Flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
(3)   The fur of a rabbit


(4)   Hunt rabbits

Etymology 1

rabet from *rabot (cf French dialect rabotte 'rabbit', robète 'young cony') of origin, from robbe ( robbe 'rabbit', rob 'rabbit'). Akin to robbe 'seal, sea-dog'.


  1. Several small mammals of the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail. Confusingly, jackrabbit is a hare.
    The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get; rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.
  2. The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur.
  3. A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.
  4. A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.


  1. To hunt rabbits.

See also


  1. to talk incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble annoyingly.
    Stop your infernal rabbiting! Use proper words or nobody will listen to you!
  2. to flee.
    The informant seemed skittish, as if he was about to rabbit.