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



    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 Originmid 17th cent.: shortening of university, reflecting an archaic pronunciation.

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