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



BrE BrE//ˈvɑːsəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːrsəti//
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[only before noun] (British English, informal) used when describing activities connected with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, especially sports competitions the varsity match Word Origin mid 17th cent.: shortening of university, reflecting an archaic pronunciation.

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