Definition of oxford
1 : a low shoe laced or tied over the instep
2 : a soft durable cotton or synthetic fabric made in plain or basket weaves —called also oxford cloth
Recent Examples of oxford from the Web
Belts brought pleated dresses together and footwear ranged from minimalist heels to leather oxfords.
Like a white oxford or black jeans, a chambray shirt is the kind of indispensable wardrobe staple every man should own.
Town of Brookfield — Bring on the oxford cloth, the chamois shirts, the woodsy plaids equally at home on the trail or at a family reunion on Narragansett Bay.
The sandals, the oxford sandals are so beautiful with the elastic straps.
A partnership with Japanese brand United Arrows & ons has yielded a simple white oxford, its hem emblazoned with a tone-on-tone MOCA logo.
Henry was wearing his standard uniform of tan khakis, white oxford, red tie, blue blazer, the over-all fit simultaneously too loose and too snug, which gave the impression that his head was slowly being born from his clothes.
The story goes that Lukas came back from Europe in 1948 with a pair of oxford shoes whose laces were equipped with tassels at their ends.
On a recent Monday, Mr. Linietsky was nestled into a white leather sofa along with the rest of the management team, wearing a white oxford shirt and brown blazer.
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Origin and Etymology of oxford
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
Definition of Oxford
city on the Thames River in south central England that is the capital of the county of Oxfordshire and site of the University of Oxford population 160,000
Oxfordianplay \äks-ˈfȯr-dē-ən\ adjective or noun
OXFORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oxford for English Language Learners
: a low shoe usually made of leather and fastened with laces
: soft, strong cotton usually used for making shirts
: a shirt made of oxford
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