EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VARSITY
Of them some twenty-four were on the 'varsity and sixteen on the second.
After that, with the ball on the second's eight yards, the 'varsity should have scored easily.
We've done as much, in a way, as the 'varsity fellows to win from Claflin.
After that you may believe that the 'varsity played football!
He's been begging the 'varsity fellows to get stale and be done with it.
Smith, a 'Varsity man, and Pellams Chase, greatest of all joshers.
Some were highly connected in other countries, some had been "'Varsity men."
I'm not quite the tailor's mannikin that I was in the old days at the 'Varsity.
Provisionally, they had been placed by the keen-eyed coach on the 'Varsity team.
Everybody, scrub or 'Varsity, was crazy to win from the other colleges.
1846, "university," variant of earlier versity (1670s), shortened form of university.