Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not measuring up to traditional standards of performance, value, or production.
  • adjective Below par in a hole, round, or game of golf.

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  • adjective Being of less than a traditional or accepted standard
  • adjective golf below par
  • adjective finance Trading a price below face value.

Etymologies

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sub- +‎ par

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  • @a yeah, it's funny how it has two different meanings

    October 26, 2011