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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sturdy, low shoe that laces over the instep.
  • n. A cotton cloth of a tight basket weave, used primarily for shirts.

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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Oxford (cloth)
  • n. A shoe of a particular sort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the city or university of Oxford, England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a university in England
  • n. a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner
  • n. a low shoe laced over the instep
  • n. a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University

Etymologies

After Oxford , England.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Obs. UK slang for a crown (five shillings).

    "I thereupon entered the cat wagon, the lion's cage, for a formal dekko.

    Truly a magnificent tawny specimen, his name was Charlie. The feller Bill Smythe told me that he had had him for a song (a cub worth a thousand quid for 'arf an Oxford!)..."

    - G.V. Desani, All About H. Hatterr (1945), p. 76 of NYRB 2008 edition

    December 31, 2008