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oxford

[oks-ferd] /ˈɒks fərd/
noun
1.
Also called Oxford shoe, Oxford tie. a low shoe laced over the instep.
2.
Also called oxford cloth. a cotton or synthetic fabric, in plain, twill, or basket weave, constructed on a pattern of two fine yarns woven as one warpwise and one loosely twisted yarn weftwise, for shirts, skirts, and summer sportswear.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; named after Oxford (def 2)

Oxford shoe

noun
1.
oxford (def 1).
Also called Oxford tie.
Origin
1840-50
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Oxford1

/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1.
a city in S England, administrative centre of Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell: Royalist headquarters during the Civil War; seat of Oxford University, consisting of 40 separate colleges, the oldest being University College (1249), and Oxford Brookes University (1993); motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 143 016 (2001) related word Oxonian
2.
Also called Oxford Down. a breed of sheep with middle-length wool and a dark brown face and legs
3.
a type of stout laced shoe with a low heel
4.
a lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts

Oxford2

/ˈɒksfəd/
noun
1.
1st Earl of. title of (Robert) Harley
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Word Origin and History for oxford tie

Oxford

university town in England, Middle English Oxforde, from Old English Oxnaforda (10c.) literally "where the oxen ford." In reference to a type of shoe laced over the instep, it is attested from 1721 (Oxford-cut shoes). Related: Oxfordian; Oxfordish; Oxfordist; Oxfordy.

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