From the late Middle English medioker, from the French médiocre, from the Middle French médiocre, from the Classical Latin mediocris (“in a middle state”, “of middle size”, “middling”, “moderate”, “ordinary”), from medius (“middle”) + ocris (“rugged mountain”); compare mediocrely and mediocrity.
- Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;
- I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.
- mediocre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- mediocre in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
mediocre m and f (m and f plural mediocri)
mediocre mf (plural mediocri)
- mediocre person; mediocrity