lowbrow

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adjective low·brow \ˈlō-ˌbrau̇\

Definition of lowbrow

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for a person with little taste or intellectual interest a lowbrow horror movie

lowbrow

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Examples of lowbrow in a Sentence

  1. The movie's humor is clearly meant for a lowbrow audience.

  2. at office gatherings his lowbrow humor often embarrassed his coworkers

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1907

First Known Use of lowbrow

1907


LOWBROW Defined for English Language Learners

lowbrow

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adjective

Definition of lowbrow for English Language Learners

  • : not interested in serious art, literature, ideas, etc. : relating to or intended for people who are not interested in serious art, literature, ideas, etc.



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