Definition of varsity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    varsity

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈvɑːsəti//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːrsəti//
     
    [countable, uncountable](pl. varsities) University life
     
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  1. 1(North American English) the main team that represents a college or high school, especially in sports competitions He made varsity as a wide receiver. See related entries: University life
  2. 2(British English, old use or Indian English or South African English) university She's still at varsity.
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: shortening of university, reflecting an archaic pronunciation.

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