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

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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  • Wesley was thoroughly American, a cornerback on his high school's junior varsity football team.
  • Not only did he fail to make the Washington varsity, he also failed to make the junior varsity.
  • His first year at SFU was highlighted by securing a spot on the junior varsity basketball team.
1.1 [as modifier] Of lesser significance or proficiency: they use distortion pedals to mask their junior varsity musicianship
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  • One of the reporters just said that the country was part of the "junior varsity Axis of Evil."
  • The band's debut comes across like a junior varsity KILLER'S KISS, with the same sort of big 2-guitar sound, handclaps and snaky keyboards that scream "beer run!"
  • The mindless, sloganeering choruses of their drum machine ditties approximate a junior varsity Andrew WK cover band, and their headbanger junkie image - real or not - is laughed offstage.
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