: of the lowest character or quality

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tenth-rate was in 1834

Dictionary Entries Near tenth-rate

Cite this Entry

“Tenth-rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenth-rate. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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