[ kan-tuh-brij-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌkæn təˈbrɪdʒ i ən /


of Cambridge, England, or Cambridge University.
of Cambridge, Mass., or Harvard University.


a native or inhabitant of Cambridge, England or Cambridge, Mass.
a student at or graduate of Cambridge University or Harvard University.

Origin of Cantabrigian

1610–20; < Medieval Latin Cantabrigi(a) Cambridge + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cantabrigian

  • Those who know the Cantabrigian guerilla respect his power, though they abhor his ways.

    Harvard Stories|Waldron Kintzing Post
  • Pleasant Taylor making himself merry with the stake was another Cantabrigian.

    Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • For the fourth time the New Haven men struggled to the Cantabrigian twenty-yard line.

    Harvard Stories|Waldron Kintzing Post

British Dictionary definitions for cantabrigian

/ (ˌkæntəˈbrɪdʒɪən) /


of, relating to, or characteristic of Cambridge or Cambridge University, or of Cambridge, Massachusetts, or Harvard University


a member or graduate of Cambridge University or Harvard University
an inhabitant or native of Cambridge

Word Origin for Cantabrigian

C17: from Medieval Latin Cantabrigia
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