Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to or characteristic of Winchester College
  • n. An undergraduate, graduate or fellow of Winchester College

Etymologies

After William of Wykeham, the founder of Winchester College. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Known as the Wykehamist fallacy, this involves mandarins reading the enemy's intentions "as if they'd been educated at Winchester, you know, and they haven't been – they're a bunch of thugs".

    Adieu Jack Warner, but beware the next generation of Fifa supervillains | Marina Hyde

  • This disappointing film, adapted by David Nicholls from his truthful, highly entertaining novel first published in 2009, covers some 16 years in the life of Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway), a working-class bluestocking educated at a Yorkshire comprehensive, and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess), a handsome upper-middle-class Wykehamist.

    One Day – review

  • I'm a Wykehamist, you know - and that was your doin ', believe it or not!

    Watershed

  • Paine was charged with seditious libel for publishing Part Two, and to escape arrest he fled to France, accompanied by the Wykehamist gentleman-lawyer John Frost, described by Hitchens as secretary of the London Corresponding Society.

    Thursday, November 30, 2006

  • Blognor Regis has, with only a few errors, named and shamed the public schoolboys of the blogging fraternity; although he does omit one notable Wykehamist...

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • I had some interesting comments on my recent education post; not the least fun was the joy which I felt when I saw that the Old Wykehamist had risen to the bait!

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Pritt, a Wykehamist barrister who became a bencher of the Middle Temple, was indeed a pure fellow-traveller.

    Big Brother with a High Moral Sense

  • He spoke in the unmistakable tones of the old Wykehamist.

    In the Presence of the Enemy

  • ‘After all, he is an Old Wykehamist or something.’

    Tour de Force

  • He wore a faultlessly-tailored dark-blue suit and an Old Wykehamist tie.

    Tour de Force

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