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down-low

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[doun-loh] /ˈdaʊnˈloʊ/ Slang.
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to men who secretly or discreetly have sex with other men:
She once dated a down-low guy.
Idioms
2.
on the down low,
  1. (of a man) secretly or discreetly engaging in sex with other men.
  2. secret; discreet:
    Okay I'll tell you, but keep it on the down-low.
Origin of down-low
1990-1995
1990-95; down1 + low1
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adjective

of, for, or having to do with men concealing homosexual tendencies

Examples

a down-low dating service

noun

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Word Origin

1992

Usage Note

slang

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