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second–rate

adjective sec·ond–rate \ˌse-kən(d)-ˈrāt\

: not very good : of ordinary or inferior quality

Full Definition of SECOND-RATE

:  of second or inferior quality or value :  mediocre <a second–rate restaurant>
sec·ond–rate·ness noun
sec·ond–rat·er \-ˈrā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of SECOND-RATE

1669

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