third-rate

adjective
\ ˈthərd-ˈrāt How to pronounce third-rate (audio) \

Definition of third-rate

: extremely low in quality or value : worse than second-rate third-rate hotels a third-rate novelist

Other Words from third-rate

third-rater \ ˈthərd-​ˈrā-​tər How to pronounce third-rater (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of third-rate

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Third-rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/third-rate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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third-rate

adjective
How to pronounce third-rate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of third-rate

: of very low quality

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