Ivy League


Ivy League

adjective

Definition of IVY LEAGUE

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a group of long-established eastern United States colleges and universities widely regarded as high in scholastic and social prestige
2
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the students of Ivy League schools

First Known Use of IVY LEAGUE

1936

Ivy League

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Group of eight universities in the northeastern U.S., high in academic and social prestige, that are members of an athletic conference for intercollegiate gridiron football dating to the 1870s. It consists of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, and Cornell universities, the University of Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth College.

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