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 Last April, the teen was attacked during a junior varsity baseball practice. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 21 May 2024 Coach Dunn was there, who has been my junior varsity coach forever, has been with the program for 17 years. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 After playing nine games with the junior varsity team last season, Amoroso was brought up to varsity midseason. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 Ivey played on the junior varsity team as a sophomore. Michael Osipoff, Chicago Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for junior varsity 

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of junior varsity was in 1902

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“Junior varsity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20varsity. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

junior varsity

: a team for players who lack the experience or qualifications for the varsity
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