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Oxonian

[ok-soh-nee-uh n] /ɒkˈsoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Oxford, England, or to Oxford University (in England).
noun
2.
a member or graduate of Oxford University.
3.
a native or inhabitant of Oxford.
Origin of Oxonian
1530-1540
1530-40; < Medieval Latin Oxoni(a) Oxford + -an
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  • All will wish the old Oxonian a speedy recovery from his strain.

  • "The road that leads to freedom is always beautiful," agreed the young Oxonian.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • Oh, then we are half way up Scafell, said the Oxonian—hang the mist!

    As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge
  • Neither the Surgeon nor the Oxonian could "place" him precisely, they would confess.

  • The reader is aware our Oxonian could make a close and luminous statement.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • "Why, a round O," said the other Oxonian, coming to his friend's aid.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • Lancaster placed his field, bowled a lightning ball, and splintered an old Oxonian's middle stump.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Then, with the full exercise of his strength, the young Oxonian picked his enemy up and dropped him into the skip.

    The Copper Princess Kirk Munroe
  • The Oxonian, half sighing, unfolded his clasped hands, one of which he reposed upon the shoulder of Lionel.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
British Dictionary definitions for Oxonian

Oxonian

/ɒkˈsəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Oxford or Oxford University
noun
2.
a member of Oxford University
3.
an inhabitant or native of Oxford
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Word Origin and History for Oxonian
adj.

"pertaining to Oxford or to Oxford University," 1640s, from Medieval Latin oxonia, Latinized form of Middle English Oxforde (see Oxford). Earlier as a noun (1540s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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