Recent Examples of varsity from the Web
Now in their third year on varsity, the seniors are on the other side of the fence — or rather, the district boundaries — and are a big reason why the Griffins are heading back to the state quarterfinals for the second straight season.
Borrowman was a varsity assistant to former head coach Kevin Schnable for 10 seasons before taking the reins for the 2014-15 season.
A power-hitting outfielder, Robert, son of Larry and Ellen Siuta, has been a varsity baseball starter in both of his years at Kingswood Oxford.
The Miami Country Day School boys’ varsity water polo team captured its third consecutive district championship and finished the season 19-8.
The second varsity eight, stroked by Marlee Blue, advanced quickly off the starting line and won by open water with a time of 6:14.959.
Hahnstadt, the New Trier freshman sprints coach, needed Wukas, the varsity coach, to see two new, emerging runners: Wei Chen and Albert Yen.
Maristela, a shortstop, said he's been on the varsity team for 10-to-15 games.
My buddies and I went to the last varsity-basketball game of the season.
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Origin and Etymology of varsity
by shortening from university (with regular late Middle English opening of tautosyllabic er to ar)
First Known Use: 1646
VARSITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of varsity for English Language Learners
: the main team of a college, school, or club in a particular sport
VARSITY Defined for Kids
Definition of varsity for Students
: the main team that represents a school or club in contests
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