noun, plural low·lifes.
Origin of lowlife
Examples from the Web for low-life
Gillian throws a rolling-pin at ye turnspit's head, and we call it low-life; but we looke for such unmannerlinesse in the kitchen.
They are now extinguished by the low-life novel; the most intolerable of all earthly realities.
Only, when some low-life like Dreer says this is a rotten school I don't care for it.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
But they are not more characteristic than his low-life pictures of itinerant players and singers.The Standard Galleries - Holland|Esther Singleton
noun plural -lifes
- a member or members of the underworld
- (as modifier)his lowlife friends