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junior varsity Syllabification: jun·ior var·si·ty

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Definition of junior varsity in English:

noun (plural junior varsities)

North American
1A team representing a high school or college at the level below varsity in a sport or other competition: the junior varsity was made up of sophomores [as modifier]: the junior varsity squad
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  • That's simply unacceptable for a junior varsity team, much less a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
  • But the team piles up the points by taking part in lots of tournaments, mostly at the novice and junior varsity level.
  • He is told he is not ready and he is sent to the junior varsity team for two years.
1.1 [as modifier] Of lesser significance or proficiency: they use distortion pedals to mask their junior varsity musicianship
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  • "You don't have to view them as junior varsity politicians to see that their political views and economic predilections have some influence on what they do," said Jeff Shesol, whose most recent book chronicled the New Deal battles between the Supreme Court and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Their first full-length album houses only a pair of questionable junior varsity elements.
  • Leading with an incongruous, junior varsity tribute to Markus Popp, "Always Alone" presents a scratched-up, stripped-down remix of Manual's by-now familiar guitar and synth moans.

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