subaverage

adjective

sub·​av·​er·​age ˌsəb-ˈa-v(ə-)rij How to pronounce subaverage (audio)
variants or sub-average
: of a lower level or quality than some norm : below average
subaverage intellectual functioning
a subaverage hotel
subaverage pay

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subaverage was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Subaverage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subaverage. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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