lowlife

[ loh-lahyf ]
/ ˈloʊˌlaɪf /

noun, plural low·lifes.

a despicable person, especially a degenerate or immoral person.

Nearby words

  1. lowing,
  2. lowland,
  3. lowland gorilla,
  4. lowlander,
  5. lowlands,
  6. lowlight,
  7. lowlihead,
  8. lowliness,
  9. lowly,
  10. lown

Origin of lowlife

First recorded in 1785–95; low1 + life

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British Dictionary definitions for lowlife

lowlife

/ (ˈləʊˌlaɪf) /

noun plural -lifes

slang
  1. a member or members of the underworld
  2. (as modifier)his lowlife friends
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