second-rate

adjective
sec·​ond-rate | \ ˌse-kən(d)-ˈrāt How to pronounce second-rate (audio) \

Definition of second-rate

: of second or inferior quality or value : mediocre a second-rate restaurant

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Other Words from second-rate

second-rateness noun
second-rater \ ˌse-​kən(d)-​ˈrā-​tər How to pronounce second-rate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of second-rate

1669, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of second-rate was in 1669

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“Second-rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second-rate. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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second-rate

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of second-rate

: not very good : of ordinary or inferior quality

second-rate

adjective
sec·​ond-rate | \ ˌse-kənd-ˈrāt \

Kids Definition of second-rate

: of ordinary or second quality or value She buys second-rate clothing.

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