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third-rate

[ thurd-reyt ]
/ ˈθɜrdˈreɪt /
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adjective
of the third rate, quality, or class.
distinctly inferior: a third-rate performance.
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Origin of third-rate

First recorded in 1640–50

OTHER WORDS FROM third-rate

third-rater, noun
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How to use third-rate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for third-rate

third-rate

adjective
not of high quality; mediocre or inferior

Derived forms of third-rate

third-rater, noun
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