Received Standard


: a traditionally prestigious form of English spoken at the English public schools, at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and by many educated British people elsewhere

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Received Standard was in 1913

Dictionary Entries Near Received Standard

Cite this Entry

“Received Standard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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