Wykehamist


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Wykehamist

(ˈwɪkəmɪst)
n
(Education) a pupil or former pupil of Winchester College
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Noun1.Wykehamist - a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Winchester College
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
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Three days later Mr Rees-Mogg had a pop at a fellow MP by saying: "My honourable friend makes a characteristically Wykehamist point.
There are three early examples, within a few pages of each other: a Malapropism for "Wykehamist" (Barbour has "Wyckamite," 37); an incorrect notation of pre-decimal [pounds sterling]/s/d coinage, a notation lost only in February 1971 and thus available to living memory, let alone to current early modern scholarship (see e.g.
ON this day in 1924 an "old Wykehamist" - former pupil of Winchester College - wrote:
Some of this material--the talk of cricket, and of the quaint foibles of dons and beaks; the potshots at Winchester ("A common Wykehamist trait" snipes Lyttleton, "is to suspect the sincerity of all non-Wykehamists")--will appeal only to diehard Anglophiles.
Neither is the great English poet John Betjeman (1906-84) done full justice for we find no mention of his wonderful account of the arrest of Oscar Wilde or the 'rather dirty Wykehamist ' or that wonderful symbol of English womanhood, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, 'furnish'd and burnish'd by the Aldershot sun.' But there is much to please in the 1,319 pages.