Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not interested in or able to read artistic literature.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being language that is dialectal, slangy, or full of jargon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having inferior literacy skills.
  • n. A subliterate person.

Etymologies

sub- +‎ literate (Wiktionary)

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