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lowlife

[loh-lahyf]
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noun, plural low·lifes.
  1. a despicable person, especially a degenerate or immoral person.
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Origin of lowlife

First recorded in 1785–95; low1 + life
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British Dictionary definitions for lowlife

lowlife

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