semiliterate

adjective
semi·lit·er·ate | \ ˌse-mē-ˈli-tə-rət also -ˈli-trət , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semiliterate 

1a : able to read and write on an elementary level

b : able to read but unable to write

2 : having limited knowledge or understanding

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semiliterate noun

First Known Use of semiliterate

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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