lowdown

noun
low·​down | \ ˈlō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce lowdown (audio) \

Definition of lowdown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the inside facts : dope gave us the lowdown on the situation

low-down

adjective
\ ˈlō-(ˌ)dau̇n How to pronounce low-down (audio) \

Definition of low-down (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : contemptible, base a low-down dirty liar
2 : deeply emotional low-down blues

Synonyms & Antonyms for lowdown

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of lowdown in a Sentence

Noun have you heard the lowdown on the new chairman of the department?
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Sign up for our L.A. on the Record newsletter to get the lowdown on L.A. politics in this pivotal election year. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Sign up for our L.A. on the Record newsletter to get the lowdown on L.A. politics in this pivotal election year. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Sign up for our L.A. on the Record newsletter to get the lowdown on L.A. politics in this pivotal election year. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Here's the lowdown on all that happened inside the hottest Coachella parties this year. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, 17 Apr. 2022 Here’s the lowdown, along with our recs for the four best masks on the market to protect against the Omicron variant. Emilia Benton, Men's Health, 21 Mar. 2022 Suspending or lowering the state’s highest-in-the-nation gas tax now appears less and less likely. Sign up for our L.A. on the Record newsletter to get the lowdown on L.A. politics in this pivotal election year. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2022 Sign up for our L.A. on the Record newsletter to get the lowdown on L.A. politics in this pivotal election year. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 Here's the lowdown on Sephora's Presidents' Day offerings. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lowdown

Noun

1905, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Lowdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowdown. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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