Ivy League

adjective

Definition of Ivy League 

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a group of long-established eastern U.S. 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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