Cantab

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Cantabrigian, from Latin Cantabrigia (Cambridge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Cantab (plural Cantabs)

  1. (colloquial) A graduate of Cambridge University in England.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.110:
      Sure my invention must be down at zero, / And I grown one of many "Wooden Spoons" / Of verse, (the name with which we Cantabs please / To dub the last of honours in degrees).
  2. (colloquial) A student at or graduate of Harvard University, USA (Cambridge, MA).

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Adjective[edit]

Cantab

  1. (after a qualification) Cantabrigian.