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Oxford 1

Pronunciation: /ˈɒksfəd/
A city in central England, on the River Thames, the county town of Oxfordshire; population 146,100 (est. 2009). Oxford University is located there.

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There are 2 main definitions of Oxford in English:

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Oxford 2

Pronunciation: /ˈɒksfəd/
(also oxford)

noun

1 (also Oxford cloth) [mass noun] A thick cotton fabric chiefly used to make shirts: [as modifier]: an Oxford shirt
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  • Traditionally, windsocks are made from nylon ripstop, taffeta or Oxford cloth, available in a variety of bright colors.
  • A generation ago, most American men were perfectly content in buttoned-down Oxford cloth.
  • Wear your suit with a dress shirt or Oxford shirt.
2 (also Oxford shoe) A type of lace-up shoe with a low heel: suede Oxfords are the essential shoes for autumn
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  • So put your best foot forward with ankle boots, tan Oxfords, sneaker-boots, or solid sneakers, and you'll be able to handle whatever comes your way - with an added kick.
  • I'm thinking non white, medium thickness, casual socks to wear with nice sneakers or Oxfords.
  • These black, high shine, lace-up Oxfords are sleek yet classic and very versatile, which is ideal for work.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Oxford1.

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