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Oxford blue

Line breaks: Ox¦ford blue
Pronunciation: /ˈɒksfəd
 
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Definition of Oxford blue in English:

noun

British
1 [mass noun] A dark blue, typically with a purple tinge.
Example sentences
  • This latest Oxford Companion comes in the well known Oxford blue binding and runs to almost 1000 pages.
  • The present rugby club's badge was accepted and the club colours will be Cambridge and Oxford blue.
2A person who has represented Oxford University at a particular sport in a match against Cambridge University.
Example sentences
  • No Oxford Blues in our college, just Oxford blues.
  • Old Wellingtonians from Berkshire, UK, may have fielded two Oxford blues but they were not prepared for the resolve of the Panthers.
  • Former Oxford blue Will made a century and Lawrence made an unbeaten half-century.

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