Of third quality or value, especially of less quality or value than second-rate.(adjective)
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Use "third-rate" in a sentence
"The guy she’s going to couldn’t even be called third-rate."
"Which is essentially a way of saying that from here on out New York State is going to be just another third-rate state, offering poor services, mediocre schools, and a continually collapsing infrastructure."
"The accusations of dirty tricks and sabotaging of political enemies at the Nixon White House that culminates in a "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel."