third-rater :

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  • n  one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior

  • A few weeks ago, in Baltimore, gentle Giant Simon had been licked by a third-rater named Jim Thompson.
  • After all, Fritzie figured, he had only been knocked out twice in his life, once by one Milt Aron, another time, with considerable insistence, by a third-rater named Laddie .
  • Before last week's nontitle fight (Sergeant Montgomery will not defend his title for the duration), Moran was a third-rater with dim prospects.

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