tenth-rate

adjective
\ ˈtenth-ˈrāt How to pronounce tenth-rate (audio) \

Definition of tenth-rate

: of the lowest character or quality

First Known Use of tenth-rate

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Tenth-rate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenth-rate. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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