[ ok-soh-nee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to Oxford, England, or to Oxford University (in England).

  1. a member or graduate of Oxford University.

  2. a native or inhabitant of Oxford.

Origin of Oxonian

1530–40; <Medieval Latin Oxoni(a) Oxford + -an

Words Nearby Oxonian

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How to use Oxonian in a sentence

  • Perhaps only thing we do not share is that he is a Cantabrian, whereas I am an Oxonian, but nobody is perfect.

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

    Camilla | Fanny Burney
  • The Oxonian stood aghast: but Indiana, springing forward, and losing in curiosity every other sensation, cried: 'Dear!

    Camilla | Fanny Burney
  • Our traveling companion for the time was a young Oxonian, a Lancashire man of family and fortune.

  • There was, moreover, a youth in Sydenham who clamoured for Mr. Babington, and who was after that much-tried young Oxonian's heart.

    The Halo | Bettina von Hutten
  • Over a champion course, in a match, Lee would in his Henley form have been a score or more lengths behind the Oxonian.

    Boating | W. B. Woodgate

British Dictionary definitions for Oxonian


/ (ɒkˈsəʊnɪən) /

  1. of or relating to Oxford or Oxford University

  1. a member of Oxford University

  2. an inhabitant or native of Oxford

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