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1. Junior varsity.
2. A member of a junior varsity.

[Pronunciation of the initials of j(unior) v(arsity).]

jay′vee′ adj.
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a junior varsity sports team, or a member of such a team
[from the initials of junior varsity]
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2. a player on a junior varsity team.
[1935–40; sp. form of JV, abbr. for junior varsity]
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