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Oxbridge

Syllabification: Ox·bridge
Pronunciation: /ˈäksˌbrij
 
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Definition of Oxbridge in English:

noun

Oxford and Cambridge universities regarded together: [as modifier]: Oxbridge colleges
More example sentences
  • The Oxbridge postgraduate community is much more mixed and meritocratic than the undergraduate body.
  • There was the Oxbridge model: residential, tutorial, character-forming.
  • The exceptions are the Oxbridge people who exercise so much power in the universities, the civil service and political life.

Origin

mid 19th century: blend of Oxford1 and Cambridge.

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