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redbrick university

noun

, (sometimes initial capital letters)
  1. any new or little-known university, especially one built since World War II to educate students in industrial regions, emphasizing technical subjects rather than the classics, and often partially supported by government funds.
  2. any university lacking the prestige of Oxford and Cambridge.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of redbrick university1

First recorded in 1940–45

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