Derived from an extreme form of police interrogation of the same name, its a phrase people use to describe a situation where you are being asked a series of many questions.
"Whats with the third degree!?"
by Ryan "Ansem" Smith June 12, 2006
to question in a harsh way and forceful way
The interrogator gave the witness the third degree.

When Ben thought his girlfriend was cheating on him, he gave her the third degree.
by DCarma June 08, 2006
Derived from an extreme form of police interrogation of the same name, its a phrase people use to describe a situation where you are being asked a series many questions.
"Whats with the third degree!?"
by Ryan "Ansem" Smith June 04, 2006
A term derived from Freemasonry in which a member, in order to attend Masonic meetings, would have to pass an examination proving he is a Third Degree or Master Mason. The term has been popularized by Masons but has been adapted and loosely applied to nearly anything that requires an examination or questioning, particularly when the questioning is intensive.
I went out last night and when I got home, my girlfriend gave me the third degree.
by SoulReal December 09, 2013

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