noun, plural var·si·ties.
- 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.
- Chiefly British Informal. university.
- of or relating to a university or school team, activity, or competition: a varsity debater.
noun plural -ties
- British, NZ and Southern African informal university, formerly used esp at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
1846, “university,” variant of earlier versity (1670s), shortened form of university.