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third-rate

third–rate

adjective \ˈthərd-ˈrāt\

: of very low quality

Full Definition of THIRD-RATE

:  extremely low in quality or value :  worse than second-rate <third–rate hotels> <a third–rate novelist>
third–rat·er \-ˈrā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of THIRD-RATE

1814

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