Definitions

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  • proper n. The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford collectively, in contrast to redbrick universities.

Etymologies

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Blend of Cambridge and Oxford

Examples

  • "It is our opinion that Oxbridge, as the heavier crew, has an advantage over Camford, which is only lessened, and certainly not entirely removed, by the better training of the latter.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, March 21, 1891

  • I admire those kind old dons when they appear affable and jaunty, men of the world, members of the “Camford and Oxbridge Club,” upon the London pavement.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • She spotted Ealing Common and Camford in the London area, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the North East.

    Bottled Spider

  • "Well, the day I was posted out here, to Camford, there was a report in the paper the Evening News about a young girl."

    Bottled Spider

  • These kind of of fences were heavy around Camford where they had a high percentage of people still allowed to use their cars.

    Bottled Spider

  • Nobody had thought to tell them that the late Jo Benton, murder victim, had a fashionable flat in the centre of London as well as her nice house in Camford.

    Bottled Spider

  • "You'd get well looked after in Camford," Edith told her.

    Bottled Spider

  • She often consumed entire Friday evenings ringing Suzie, who, since she had been posted to Camford, was seldom back before ten.

    Bottled Spider

  • My Dear Suzie Today I've been officially told that you have left our little family in Camford, and have gone to work under the great Tommy Livermore.

    Bottled Spider

  • But on this Friday night, the only bombs to fall in the London area were the ones they dumped on Camford.

    Bottled Spider

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