subaverage

adjective sub·av·er·age \ ˌsəb-ˈa-v(ə-)rij \
variants: or sub-average

Definition of subaverage

: of a lower level or quality than some norm : below average
  • subaverage intellectual functioning
  • a subaverage hotel
  • subaverage pay

First Known Use of subaverage

1893

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