junior varsity


Definition of junior varsity

: a team composed of members lacking the experience or qualification required for the varsity

Examples of junior varsity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Westford Academy varsity and junior varsity dedicated their games last Thursday against Dual County League rival Concord-Carlisle to mental health awareness. BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2021 As a freshman, Zach played for the O'Connor junior varsity and varsity basketball teams as well as its volleyball team. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2021 But Lawrence was one of only three eighth-graders King invited to join the Cartersville High ninth-grade and junior varsity teams for spring practice in 2014. Gene Frenette, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2021 The school canceled upcoming games at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels. David Aaro, Fox News, 25 Mar. 2021 Martin played for Medina’s junior varsity and club soccer. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 20 Mar. 2021 Since that moment, the spring team now consists of a mix of junior varsity and varsity players. Kyle J. Andrews, baltimoresun.com, 12 Mar. 2021 Both junior varsity and varsity field hockey players at Westminster High School and Winters Mill High School have the virus. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 12 Mar. 2021 With none of the varsity players available, CC called up its junior varsity team and the JV players responded. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of junior varsity

1902, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2021

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“Junior varsity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20varsity. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of junior varsity

US : a team whose members are less experienced and usually younger than members on a varsity team


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