Examples from the Web for lowbrow
Will the next few hours be both didactic and entertaining, providing us with ample high and lowbrow cocktail party fodder?From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth?|Marina Watts, Marlow Stern|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We mixed highbrow and lowbrow, the celebrated and the not-yet-celebrated.
It was one of our chief delights to watch Frankling grind his teeth when some lowbrow—as he called them—drew her name.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
As I was saying when this lowbrow interrupted me, I was thinking that it might be a good idea to go nutting.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
When I came to I found myself in that room, with one lowbrow on guard.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
British Dictionary definitions for lowbrow
adjective Also: lowbrowed
Word Origin and History for lowbrow
also low-brow, "person who is not intellectual," 1902, from low (adj.) + brow. Said to have been coined by U.S. journalist Will Irwin (1873-1948). A low brow on a man as a sign of primitive qualities was common in 19c. fiction, but it also was considered a mark of classical beauty in women.
A low brow and not a very high one is considered beautiful in woman, whereas a high brow and not a low one is the stamp of manhood. ["Medical Review," June 2, 1894]
As an adjective from 1913.
Culture definitions for lowbrow
Unsophisticated, uncultured, vulgar: “My blind date took me to a mud-wrestling match. What a lowbrow evening!”