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Slang

rabbit on

This page is about the slang term rabbit on

British English

Meaning

to talk for a long time, esp. about things that aren't important

For example

  • Stop rabbiting on about nothing, will you, and go to sleep.

  • Once my wife gets on the phone with one of her friends, they rabbit on for hours. God knows what they talk about.

Origin: from "rabbit and pork", which is rhyming slang for "talk" in parts of England

Variety

This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Madge was sitting there rabbiting on about all her relatives for

a. a few seconds

b. a minute or so

c. an hour or more

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Contributor: Matt Errey