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redbrick

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[red-brik]
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adjective British Informal. (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. of, relating to, or associated with a redbrick university.

Origin of redbrick

First recorded in 1705–15; red1 + brick
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  • One was a square, red-brick mansion in the centre of the village, surrounded by a high, redbrick wall enclosing a garden.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker


British Dictionary definitions for redbrick

redbrick

noun
  1. (modifier) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a provincial British university of relatively recent foundation, esp as distinguished from Oxford and Cambridge
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