jay·​vee | \ ˌjā-ˈvē How to pronounce jayvee (audio) \

Definition of jayvee

2 : a member of a junior varsity team

Examples of jayvee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelley joined the Indians as an eighth-grader playing jayvee, giving DeLoach an opportunity to fulfill the request Steve made during his last days. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, 10 July 2019 Flanked by Ariza and stretch forward Ryan Anderson, Harden and Paul fell behind the jayvee by 25 through three quarters. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, 24 Jan. 2018 The second truth is that Dartmouth’s jayvee team has had a better offense this decade than the Gators. David Whitley, OrlandoSentinel.com, 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of jayvee

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jayvee

junior varsity

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“Jayvee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jayvee. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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