low-main·​te·​nance | \ ˈlō-ˈmānt-nən(t)s How to pronounce low-maintenance (audio) , -ˈmān-tə-nən(t)s \

Definition of low-maintenance

1 : requiring little care or maintenance low-maintenance fabrics a low-maintenance garden What was also high on their beauty wish list? Keeping their natural hair as a basis for a look that is professional as well as low-maintenance.Essence
2 of a person : not tending to cause problems or demand attention : easy and pleasant to deal with or work with "Bobby Jay is one of those high-character, low-maintenance guys you look for," said Rick Dudley, Lightning vice president of hockey operations. "He has a tremendous work ethic."— Nancy Marrapese-Burrell He's a rare breed, a low-maintenance White House aide.— Fred Barnes

First Known Use of low-maintenance

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Low-maintenance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-maintenance. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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