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 Horn said he was encouraged by the junior varsity performances of freshman Marlowe Patterson for the girls and sophomore Max Cescato, who won the boys’ JV race. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2022 Some junior varsity teams have been playing on Wednesdays. Shane Hoffmann, oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2022 Tyrone Anthony Figueroa teaches ninth-grade geometry at East Boston High School and is head coach for the boys’ junior varsity football and varsity basketball teams, and assistant varsity football coach. Tyrone Anthony Figueroa, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2022 Burns attended the University of Louisville for two years and played junior varsity before transferring to Ohio State and majoring in respiratory therapy. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 11 Aug. 2022 The varsity squads will compete in the first half with junior varsity play after intermission. Mike Perrin | Preps@al.com, al, 11 Aug. 2022 Joe Kennedy worked at Bremerton School District in Washington as a junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach from 2008 to 2015. Maureen Mackey, Fox News, 27 June 2022 Hopkinton, a team with high hopes, has hired Allison Valencia, the junior varsity coach at Foxborough the past five seasons. Kat Cornetta, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2022 Spann will be replaced by the program’s junior varsity coach, Bryan Meyer. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of junior varsity

1902, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2022

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“Junior varsity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20varsity. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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