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lowbrow

[ noun loh-brou; adjective loh-brou ]
/ noun ˈloʊˌbraʊ; adjective ˈloʊˈbraʊ /
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noun
a person who is uninterested, uninvolved, or uneducated in intellectual activities or pursuits.
adjective
being a lowbrow: that lowbrow idiot.
of, relating to, or proper to a lowbrow: lowbrow entertainment.
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Origin of lowbrow

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; low1 + brow

OTHER WORDS FROM lowbrow

lowbrowism, noun
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How to use lowbrow in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for lowbrow

lowbrow
/ (ˈləʊˌbraʊ) derogatory /

noun
a person who has uncultivated or nonintellectual tastes
adjective Also: lowbrowed
of or characteristic of such a person

Derived forms of lowbrow

lowbrowism, noun
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Cultural definitions for lowbrow

lowbrow

Unsophisticated, uncultured, vulgar: “My blind date took me to a mud-wrestling match. What a lowbrow evening!”

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