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 Oppidan of Eton.Op’timism, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Optimë (plural, op-ti-ms),
 
in Cambridge phraseology, is a graduate in honours below a wrangler. Of course, the Latin optimus (a best man) is the fons et origo of the term. Optimës are of two grades: a man of the higher group is termed a senior optimë, while one of the inferior class is called a junior optimë.   1
 


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