Definition of Cantabrigian in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌkan(t)əˈbrijēən/


Relating to Cambridge (in England) or Cambridge University.
Example sentences
  • In the nineteenth century, publishers cranked out endless streams of literary and semi-scientific ramblings by Oxonian and Cantabrigian dons with too much time on their hands.
  • These are Cantabrigian stories, told with a firm awareness of a wider British backdrop.


A student or faculty member of Cambridge University.
Example sentences
  • If you happen to be a fellow Bostonian or Cantabrigian, then get in touch with chapter President Ronan Wolfsdorf find out what we're up to.
  • The group that has, for the last couple of years, straggled so far behind its Cantabrigian and Dunelmian (yes, it's a word) counterparts that we would consider ourselves lucky to choke on their dust.
  • Lubenow adheres to a dry empiricism and rigorous abstention from overt theory which he deems appropriately Cantabrigian and Apostolic.


Mid 16th century: from Latin Cantabrigia (see Cambridge) + -ian.

Words that rhyme with Cantabrigian

callipygian, Phrygian, Stygian

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Can·ta·brig·i·an

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.