low-rate

transitive verb

Definition of low-rate

chiefly South & Midland
: belittle, censure, depreciate, disparage you low-rate me too much— Lonnie Coleman low-rating the achievements of his … friends— Lee Rogow

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First Known Use of low-rate

1743, in the meaning defined above

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“Low-rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-rate. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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