junior varsity

noun Sports.
a university, college, or school team that consists of players who lack the qualifications or skill necessary for the varsity and compete against other teams of similar composition or ability.

Origin:
1945–50

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Example sentences
The bride teaches mathematics and coaches junior varsity tennis and lacrosse.
Whether it's your ninth grade counselor or your junior varsity coach, stop in to visit, talk and remember old times.
The time commitment also can vary depending upon other factors, such as whether the sport is varsity or junior varsity.
Some examples of school organizations are: high school marching bands and junior varsity cheerleading squads.
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