lowdown

[ noun loh-doun; adjective loh-doun ]
/ noun ˈloʊˌdaʊn; adjective ˈloʊˈdaʊn /
Informal.

noun

the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually preceded by the): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project.

adjective

contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.
low, especially socially or morally; degraded.

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Origin of lowdown

First recorded in 1540–50; low1 + down1
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