Oxbridge is a portmanteau (composite wird) o "Oxford" an "Cambridge", baith elite varsities in the Unitit Kinrick. The term is uised to refer tae them collectively, baith in contrast tae ither Breetish varsities an mair broadly tae descrive chairactereestics reminiscent o University o Oxford an University o Cambridge, eften wi implications o superior social or intellectual status.
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- "Oxbridge". oed.com (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. 2005.
Originally: a fictional university, esp. regarded as a composite of Oxford and Cambridge. Subsequently also (now esp.): the universities of Oxford and Cambridge regarded together, esp. in contrast to other British universities. adj Of, relating to, characteristic of, or reminiscent of Oxbridge (freq. with implication of superior social or intellectual status