meaning of borderline

borderline meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1869, "strip of land along a frontier," from edge (letter.) + line (n.). As an adjective definition "verging on" it is attested from 1907, initially in medical jargon.

borderline meaning in General Dictionary

of debateable or minimal quality

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  • a line that indicates a boundary

Sentence Examples with the word borderline

All five of the death dealers were borderline about abandoning Gabriel.

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