second–rate

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

Definition of second–rate

  1. :  of second or inferior quality or value :  mediocre a second–rate restaurant

second–rateness

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second–rater

play \-ˈrā-tər\ noun

1669

First Known Use of second–rate

1669


SECOND–RATE Defined for English Language Learners

second–rate

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

Definition of second–rate for English Language Learners

  • : not very good : of ordinary or inferior quality


SECOND–RATE Defined for Kids

second–rate

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adjective sec·ond–rate \ˌse-kənd-ˈrāt\

Definition of second–rate for Students

  1. :  of ordinary or second quality or value She buys second-rate clothing.


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