- The definition of mediocre is something that is just average, or not very good.
When your dinner is edible but not very good, this is an example of when it is mediocre.
mediocre definition by Webster's New World
- neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average
- not good enough; inferior
Origin: French médiocre ; from Classical Latin mediocris ; from medius, middle (see mid) plush ocris, a peak ; from Indo-European base an unverified form a-, sharp from source Classical Latin acer
mediocre definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French médiocre, from Latin mediocris : medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots + ocris, a rugged mountain; see ak- in Indo-European roots.