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Ivy League

1. noun The collective name for the group of eight prestigious universities located in the Northeastern US, including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. Meredith really wants to go to a school in the Ivy League, but I doubt she has good enough grades.
2. adjective Referring to those universities. Meredith really wants to go to an Ivy League school, but I doubt she has good enough grades.
See also: ivy, league

Ivy League

A preppy clothing style. Named for the athletic federation of Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale, “Ivy League” described a 1950s and '60s men's fashion: pants with no pleats and a buckle in the rear. The buckle could be used to expand or shorten the waist fit, although it was primarily for adornment. There were also British-influence narrow-brim caps that had a buckle in the back. Why “Ivy League”? The schools were considered (at least by some) to be sophisticated, elite, and thus worthy of emulation, an attitude that their students did little to disabuse.
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