redbrick university


redbrick university
red′brick univer′sity
[[t]ˈrɛdˌbrɪk[/t]] n. (sometimes caps.) chiefly brit.
brit. a relatively new university that lacks the prestige of the older universities, esp. Oxford and Cambridge
Etymology: 1940–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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