- low-down low"-down`a.
of the most contemptible kind; contemptible; mean; base;
vile; -- of people or the actions of people; as, a lowdown
2. having the soulful feeling of early blues; -- of jazz.
Syn: funky. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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lowdown — ☆ lowdown [lō′doun΄; ] for adj [., lō′doun′ ] n. Slang the true, pertinent facts; esp., secret or inside information: with the adj. Informal 1. mean; contemptible 2. depressed; blue [feeling lowdown] 3. Jazz earthy; funky [a lowdown blues] … English World dictionary
lowdown — low down , low down low down . true confidential information. Syn: details, dope, poop, inside dope, inside information. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lowdown — 1. mod. rotten; bad. □ What a dirty, lowdown thing to do. □ You are a lowdown rat! 2. n. the facts on something; he scuttlebutt about something. □ What’s the lowdown on that funny statue in the park? □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
Lowdown — Infobox Single Name = Lowdown Artist = Chicago from Album = Chicago III B side = Loneliness Is Just A Word Released = April 1971 Format = 7 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 3:35 Label = Columbia Records Writer = Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine… … Wikipedia
lowdown — n. /loh down /; adj. /loh down /, Informal. n. 1. the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually prec. by the): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project. adj. 2. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick … Universalium
lowdown — 1. noun The story or truth; the scoop or dirt. All the reporters hoped to be the first to get the lowdown on the celebritys marriage plans. 2. adjective Unfair; shameful … Wiktionary
lowdown — low|down [ˈləudaun US ˈlou ] n the lowdown (on sth/sb) informal the most important facts about something ▪ Ryan gave me the lowdown on the meeting … Dictionary of contemporary English
lowdown — noun the lowdown (on) informal the most important facts about something or someone: Give me all the lowdown on what happened at the meeting … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
lowdown — 1. adjective a lowdown trick Syn: unfair, mean, despicable, reprehensible, contemptible, lamentable, disgusting, shameful, low, cheap, underhanded, foul, unworthy, shabby, base, dishonorable, unprincipled, sordid; informal rotten … Thesaurus of popular words
lowdown — low•down n. [[t]ˈloʊˌdaʊn[/t]] adj. [[t] ˈdaʊn[/t]] n. 1) inf the real and unadorned facts: Give me the lowdown on the situation[/ex] 2) inf contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick[/ex] 3) inf funky II, 1) • Etymology: 1540–50 … From formal English to slang