or red-brick


adjective British Informal. (sometimes initial capital letter)

of, relating to, or associated with a redbrick university.

Origin of redbrick

First recorded in 1705–15; red1 + brick Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of redbrick

  • 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



(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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