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[ok-son, -suh n]
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  1. Oxfordshire.


  1. Oxford.

Origin of Oxon.1

From the Medieval Latin word Oxonia


  1. of Oxford.

Origin of Oxon.2

From the Medieval Latin word Oxoniēnsis
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Examples from the Web for oxon

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Oxon here, whom we call Joe, is the owner of Merton Tower.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton

  • Oxon or Surrey (the same applies to him as to P. of Baldeswell).

  • Thomas Goodewyn, of Alkerton (Oxon), a large sheepfarmer, bequeathed 2s.

  • Oxon was a gentleman of a good estate, and a strong and valiant person.

  • Anno Domini he was admitted at Magdalen-hall, in Oxon.

British Dictionary definitions for oxon


abbreviation for
  1. Oxfordshire

Word Origin

from Latin Oxonia


abbreviation for
  1. (in degree titles) of Oxford

Word Origin

from Latin Oxoniensis
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