Pronunciation: (oks'brij"), [key] Chiefly Brit.

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.

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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