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

  • n. Chiefly British Oxford and Cambridge universities, especially when regarded as the seat of traditional academic excellence, privilege, and exclusiveness.
  • adj. Of or characteristic of Oxbridge: spoke with an Oxbridge accent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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


Ox(ford) + (Cam)bridge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of Oxford and Cambridge (Wiktionary)



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