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 for wabbit
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  wabbit
   /wab'it/, n.
  
      [almost certainly from Elmer Fudd's immortal line ?You wascawwy wabbit!?]
  
      1. A legendary early hack reported on a System/360 at RPI and elsewhere
      around 1978; this may have descended (if only by inspiration) from a hack
      called RABBITS reported from 1969 on a Burroughs 5500 at the University of
      Washington Computer Center. The program would make two copies of itself
      every time it was run, eventually crashing the system.
  
      2. By extension, any hack that includes infinite self-replication but is
      not a virus or worm. See fork bomb and rabbit job, see also cookie
      monster.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  wabbit
  
     /wab'it/ [almost certainly from Elmer Fudd's immortal line
     "You wascawwy wabbit!"]  1. A legendary early hack reported on
     a System/360 at RPI and elsewhere around 1978; this may have
     descended (if only by inspiration) from hack called RABBITS
     reported from 1969 on a Burroughs 55000 at the University of
     Washington Computer Center.  The program would make two copies
     of itself every time it was run, eventually crashing the
     system.
  
     2. By extension, any hack that includes infinite
     self-replication but is not a virus or worm.  See fork
     bomb and rabbit job, see also cookie monster.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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