- (formerly at Cambridge University, England) a student taking second or third honors in the mathematical tripos.Compare wrangler(def 2).
Origin of optime
1700–10; extracted from Latin phrase optimē (disputasti) (you have argued) very well
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Examples from the Web for optime
Compare Tr V v 13-14 (on his wife's birthday) 'optime natalis!
The young fellow sitting near me winked; and the divinity-student said, in an undertone,—Optime dictum.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
He achieved the rare distinction of obtaining an optime for both Greek and for physics.