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A psychological condition of conflicting elitism and insecurity exhibited by all students and alumni of Cornell University.
Guy 1: I went to CORNELL. Ever heard of it? It's an Ivy League school.
Guy 2: Damn, that guy has such a cornell complex.
by Slimer & the Real Ghostbusters February 25, 2010
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This is what you get when being one of the best universities isn't enough, you have to be better than Harvard so you stomp on the name of every other school to somehow prove that you're better.
Guy 1: Dartmouth? Never heard of it!
Guy 2: What a Cornell complex you got there.
by lakers4win February 18, 2011
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