varsity

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noun var·si·ty \ˈvär-sə-tē, -stē\

Definition of varsity

plural

varsities

  1. 1a :  the principal squad representing a university, college, school, or club especially in a sportb :  regular 1d

  2. 2 British :  university

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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

varsity

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Definition of varsity for English Language Learners

  • : the main team of a college, school, or club in a particular sport


VARSITY Defined for Kids

varsity

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noun var·si·ty \ˈvär-sə-tē\

Definition of varsity for Students

plural

varsities

  1. :  the main team that represents a school or club in contests


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