Rhodes scholar

noun
\ ˈrōd(z)- How to pronounce Rhodes scholar (audio) \

Definition of Rhodes scholar

: a holder of one of numerous scholarships founded under the will of Cecil J. Rhodes that can be used at Oxford University for two or three years and are open to candidates from the Commonwealth of Nations and the U.S.

First Known Use of Rhodes scholar

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhodes scholar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodes%20scholar. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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