Oxbridge

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Blend of Oxford +‎ Cambridge.

Proper nounEdit

Oxbridge

  1. (UK, education) The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge collectively.
    Britain is currently governed for the Oxbridge capitalist elite.
    Synonym: (rare) Camford
Derived termsEdit
Coordinate termsEdit
universities

AdjectiveEdit

Oxbridge (not generally comparable, comparative more Oxbridge, superlative most Oxbridge)

(UK, informal, usually predicative)

  1. (not comparable) Of or related to Oxbridge.
    The applicants are mostly Oxbridge, so you'd better watch out.
  2. (comparable) Evoking the idea of Oxbridge.
    We ate a formal dinner at high table after the service. It all felt very Oxbridge.

Etymology 2Edit

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Proper nounEdit

Oxbridge

  1. A hamlet in Netherbury parish, west Dorset, England (OS grid ref SY4797).
  2. A suburb of Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England (OS grid ref NZ4318).