Definition of low-rate in English:

low-rate

verb

  • with object To place a low value or rating on; specifically (chiefly United States regional (southern) and in African-American usage) to denigrate, disparage, depreciate; to demean, belittle.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Daily Post. From low + rate.

Pronunciation

low-rate

/ˌləʊˈreɪt/