varsity

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈvɑːsɪtɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈvɑrsɪti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(värsi tē)

Inflections of 'varsity' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": varsities

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
var•si•ty /ˈvɑrsɪti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties, adj. 
n. [countable]
  1. Sporta principal team, esp. in sports, representing a school, college, or university.
  2. [Chiefly Brit.]university.

adj. 
  1. of or relating to a school or university varsity.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
var•si•ty  (värsi tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties, adj. 
n. 
  1. any first-string team, esp. in sports, that represents a school, college, university, or the like:He is on the varsity in tennis and in debating.
  2. [Chiefly Brit. Informal.]university.

adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to a university or school team, activity, or competition: a varsity debater.
  • 1840–50; compare versity university, in 17th century; pronunciation, pronounced probably preserves historical outcome of Middle English ĕr, as in varmint

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
varsity /ˈvɑːsɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. Brit NZ South African informal university, formerly used esp at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
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