Definitions

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  • noun one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It's much easier to dimiss a pleasant third-rater like Rhoda Broughton, who in one novel absconds with a passage from The Mill on the Floss without so much as a "please, George."

    Plagiary

  • It's much easier to dimiss a pleasant third-rater like Rhoda Broughton, who in one novel absconds with a passage from The Mill on the Floss without so much as a "please, George."

    The Little Professor:

  • And there can hardly be a comedy-club third-rater or MoveOn.org activist in the entire country who hasn't stated with sarcastic certainty that the whole WMD fuss was a way of lying the American people into war.

    Saddam's Weapons Plants!

  • Also, if he had been a third-rater, he could have had white women as the lesser Negro fighters had, or as the white fighters had Negro women, and no one would have minded.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Eager to see his mother again and on the chance that there would be no further prosecution of him, he agreed to lay down to Willard who was a third-rater, in spite of his great reluctance to give up the title.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Eager to see his mother again and on the chance that there would be no further prosecution of him, he agreed to lay down to Willard who was a third-rater, in spite of his great reluctance to give up the title.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Also, if he had been a third-rater, he could have had white women as the lesser Negro fighters had, or as the white fighters had Negro women, and no one would have minded.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Eager to see his mother again and on the chance that there would be no further prosecution of him, he agreed to lay down to Willard who was a third-rater, in spite of his great reluctance to give up the title.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Also, if he had been a third-rater, he could have had white women as the lesser Negro fighters had, or as the white fighters had Negro women, and no one would have minded.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • I understand you perfectly; you're a third-rater, Van, and all your life you've been afraid that someone would see through you, and send you back to the foot of the class.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

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