lowdown

[ noun loh-doun; adjective loh-doun ]
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noun
  1. Usually the lowdown . the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information: We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project.

adjectiveAlso low-down .
  1. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.

  2. low, especially socially or morally; degraded.

Origin of lowdown

1
First recorded in 1540–50; low1 + down1

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British Dictionary definitions for low-down

low-down

/ informal /


adjective
  1. mean, underhand, or despicable

nounlowdown
  1. information, esp secret or true information

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