third-rate

[ thurd-reyt ]
/ ˈθɜrdˈreɪt /

adjective

of the third rate, quality, or class.
distinctly inferior: a third-rate performance.

Origin of third-rate

First recorded in 1640–50

Related forms

third-rat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for third-rate

third-rate

adjective

not of high quality; mediocre or inferior

Derived Forms

third-rater, noun
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