varsity


varsity

noun, plural var·si·ties.

  1. any first-string team, especially in sports, that represents a school, college, university, or the like: He is on the varsity in tennis and in debating.
  2. Chiefly British Informal. university.

adjective

  1. of or relating to a university or school team, activity, or competition: a varsity debater.

noun plural -ties

  1. British, NZ and Southern African informal university, formerly used esp at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
adj.

1846, “university,” variant of earlier versity (1670s), shortened form of university.

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