Q rating


: a scale measuring the popularity of a person or thing typically based on dividing an assessment of familiarity by an assessment of favorable opinion
also : position on such a scale

Examples of Q rating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Brady retired, all four teams will feature a new QB1 … if not much of a Q rating. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 19 July 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Q rating was in 1958

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“Q rating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Q%20rating. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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