Definition of Newdigate in US English:

Newdigate

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of Sir Roger Newdigate, antiquary and M.P. for Oxford University.