- WELCH RABBIT
- (i. e. a Welch rare-bit) Bread and cheese
toasted. See RABBIT.--The Welch are said to be so
remarkably fond of cheese, that in cases of difficulty their
midwives apply a piece of toasted cheese to the janua vita
to attract and entice the young Taffy, who on smelling it
makes most vigorous efforts to come forth.
The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.