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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Oxford and Cambridge universities, especially when regarded as the seat of traditional academic excellence, privilege, and exclusiveness.
  • adjective Of or characteristic of Oxbridge.

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

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  • noun general term for an ancient and prestigious and privileged university (especially Oxford University or Cambridge University)

Etymologies

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

[Ox(ford) + (Cam)bridge.]

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Blend of Oxford and Cambridge

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