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1Attributive Designating or relating to a prize awarded at Oxford University for English verse, founded by Sir Roger Newdigate in 1805.
2The Newdigate prize; (also, occasionally) a poem which wins, or could win, this prize.
Early 19th century. From the name of Sir Roger Newdigate, antiquary and M.P. for Oxford University.
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