third-rate

adjective \ ˈthərd-ˈrāt \

Definition of third-rate

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

third-rater

play \-ˈrā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of third-rate

1814


THIRD-RATE Defined for English Language Learners

third-rate

adjective

Definition of third-rate for English Language Learners

  • : of very low quality


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