One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
predicative Exhausted or slightly unwell.‘I'm feeling a bit wabbit’
pale, pasty-faced, pasty, wan, drained, washed out, drawn, pallid, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, whey-faced, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, grey, pinched, sickly, sallow, as white as a ghost, as white as a sheet, deathly pale, cadaverous, corpse-like, ill-looking, sickly-lookingView synonyms
- ‘The bairn's a wee bit tired. Wabbit.’
- ‘Been feeling a bit wabbit but may be because I'm coming off my medication at the moment.’
- ‘I think, firstly - give Rhoda a hug - she looks a bit wabbit!’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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