Meaning of Oxbridge

Ox•bridge

Pronunciation: (oks'brij"), [key]
— Chiefly Brit. Chiefly Brit.
—n.
  1. Oxford or Cambridge University, or both, esp. in contrast with the redbrick universities of England.
  2. upper-class intellectual life in England, as felt to be under the influence of Oxford and Cambridge universities: a bitter attack on Oxbridge by the younger writers.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Oxford and Cambridge, or of upper-class, intellectual traditions or manners associated with these universities: a career formerly open only to Oxbridge graduates; to voice the proper Oxbridge sentiments.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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