[noun loh-doun; adjective loh-doun]Informal.
- 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.
- contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.
- low, especially socially or morally; degraded.
Origin of lowdown
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Examples from the Web for lowdown
Lowdown Mr. Lee trained the elephants to shoot mud and water from their trunks whenever threatened.How Palin Will Change the GOP
October 14, 2008
He could be lowdown and vulgar enough to ask right out if he wished.
One is lowdown and contemptible and nasty, and the other is expedient.
You stinkin, lowdown Mick, youve been givin us dirt all winter.The Boss of Wind River
David Goodger (email@example.com)
He treated me mighty sorry—it was lowdown and mean all the way through, the way he done me—but I didn't mean him no real harm.The Escape of Mr. Trimm
Irvin S. Cobb
En you ain't got no mo' feelin' den to come en tell me, dat fetched sich a po' lowdown ornery rabbit into de worl'!The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)