Definitions

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  • n. A graduate of Cambridge University.
  • abbr. Cantabrigian.

Etymologies

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Abbreviation of Cantabrigian.

Examples

  • The Beech hedge along the Camellia walk has been newly underplanted with the blue flowering Muscari 'Cantab' which flowers in early spring, followed in late spring by the allium 'Purple Sensation' which has purple globes of flowers on 2 foot stems.

    Bluebell And Spring Spectacular At Hole Park Gardens

  • "Cantab" must, I fear, deceive himself before he can tolerate the notion of deceiving other people.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Fifteen letters followed, signed "Cantab," "Oxoniensis," and so forth, some recommending one course, some another.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Cantab affronted Mr P, Mr Plumtre sent a voloumn of his, as a present to a young student at Cambridge, the youth instead of reading it wrote on the cover and returned it unopened

    Letter 423

  • It reminds me of those staff lists in the prospectuses of independent schools that highlighted all the "MA Cantab" or "MA Oxon" labels appended to teachers' names, even though these "qualifications" are awarded to Oxbridge graduates without any need for postgraduate study.

    Penny counting is a waste of schools' time

  • The absolute worst are people who went to Oxford and Cambridge and put MA (Oxon) or MA (Cantab) after their names.

    Candid Engineer, Ph.D.

  • Richard Cummings, Ph.D. (Cantab.), a writer, served as Attorney Advisor with the United States Agency for International Development, Near East South Asia region, with Afghanistan being one of the countries for which he was responsible and taught at the Haile Sellassie I University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    More Troops to Afghanistan? Tolstoy Says No

  • By J.M. WORDIE M.A. (Cantab.), Lieut. R.F.A. During the voyage of the ‘Endurance’ it was soon noticed that the terms being used to describe different forms of ice were not always in agreement with those given in

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • Sc.D. (Cantab.), 1960; Baly Medal, Royal College of Physicians,

    Sir John Eccles - Biography

  • -- A Cantab, neither a first-rate sailor nor a first-class classic, arrived at Calais after a rough passage, looking, as his friend, who met him on the _quai_, observed, "so changed he would hardly have known him."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, August 15, 1891

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