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Definition of "third-rate" [third-rate]

  • Of third quality or value, especially of less quality or value than second-rate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."