Definition of Oxbridge in English:

Oxbridge

noun

  • Oxford and Cambridge universities regarded together.

    as modifier ‘Oxbridge colleges’
    • ‘The Oxbridge postgraduate community is much more mixed and meritocratic than the undergraduate body.’
    • ‘The exceptions are the Oxbridge people who exercise so much power in the universities, the civil service and political life.’
    • ‘There was the Oxbridge model: residential, tutorial, character-forming.’
    • ‘The BBC has lost the rights to broadcast the Oxbridge Boat Race after more than fifty years of exclusively covering the event.’
    • ‘Crispin is bumbling up the corridor like a fading Oxbridge academic.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: blend of Oxford and Cambridge.

Pronunciation

Oxbridge

/ˈɒksbrɪdʒ/