Meaning of rabbitoh in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrabɪtəʊ/


dated Australian
  • A person who sells rabbits as food.

    ‘the rabbitoh would skin them for customers on the spot’
    • ‘The rabbitoh came once a week, and Mother could make rabbit taste like chicken.’
    • ‘Clothes prop men, saucepan menders, knife sharpeners, rabbitohs, and others made their appearances.’
    • ‘The "rabbit-o" walked the streets selling rabbits and skinning them for customers on the spot.’
    • ‘We made our pennies trapping rabbits and selling them to the rabbitoh.’
    • ‘Did you tell the rabbitoh that we'll require two next week?’


Late 19th century from the seller's cry of ‘rabbit-o!’.