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    Question "three-letter high school jock"

    Hello,

    Please tell me the meaning of "three-letter high school jock".
    "My parents were members of a synagogue. We were regular middle class Jewish family. I was a regular guy, a three-letter high school jock."
    Thank you

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    Re: "three-letter high school jock"

    You played three different sports, and you played them well enough that you made the "varsity" team in each.

    For example, soccer in the fall sports season, basketball in the winter, and lacrosse in the spring.

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    Re: "three-letter high school jock"

    When I went to high school, the jocks received an actual fabric letter to sew on their high school jacket or sweater, a large WB.

    For each sport played, they then got a pin to attach on the letter, looking somewhat like medals on their sweater.

    So getting three pins to attach on the letter made you a "three-letter jock."

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    Re: "three-letter high school jock"

    This is one type of "letter sweater." Some people also sew their varsity letters onto a varsity jacket.

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