Definition of Cantabrigian in English:


Line breaks: Can¦ta|bri¦gian
Pronunciation: /ˌkantəˈbrɪdʒɪən


  • Relating to Cambridge (in England) or Cambridge University.
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    • 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.


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  • A member of Cambridge University.
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    • 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 ( sense 1) + -ian).

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