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Topic: SPORT

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: university

varsity

noun
     
var‧si‧ty plural varsities [uncountable and countable]
1 American EnglishDS the main team that represents a university, college, or school in a sport:
the varsity football team
2 British English old-fashionedSEC a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge
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