(Dr.). A learned student, very dry and uncompanionable; very particular over his books, and the tutor of Eugenia, the niece of Sir Hugh. He is a character in Camilla, the third novel of Mme. D'Arblay. Eugenia was deformed owing to an accident partly caused by her uncle; and Sir Hugh, to make the best compensation in his power, appointed Dr. Orkborne to educate her, and also left her heiress to his estates.
“Mr. Oldbuck hated putting to rights as much as Dr. Orkborne, or any
other professed student.” —
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894