low-down

adjective

mean, underhand, or despicable

noun lowdown

information, esp secret or true information

Nearby words

  1. low-count,
  2. low-country,
  3. low-density,
  4. low-density lipoprotein,
  5. low-density polyethylene,
  6. low-end,
  7. low-fat,
  8. low-fi,
  9. low-grade,
  10. low-hanging fruit

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Word Origin and History for low-down

low-down

adj.

also low down, lowdown, "vulgar," 1888, from low (adj.) + down (adv.). Earlier it meant "humble" (1540s). As a noun, 1915, from the adjective, American English.

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