third-rate

[thurd-reyt]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. third-class,
  2. third-degree,
  3. third-degree burn,
  4. third-party insurance,
  5. third-party software,
  6. thirdhand,
  7. thirdly,
  8. thirdstream,
  9. thirl,
  10. thirlage

Origin of third-rate

First recorded in 1640–50

Related formsthird-rat·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for third-rate

third-rate

adjective

not of high quality; mediocre or inferior
Derived Formsthird-rater, noun

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