lowdown

noun low·down \ ˈlō-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of lowdown

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

Examples of lowdown in a Sentence

  1. have you heard the lowdown on the new chairman of the department?

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First Known Use of lowdown

1905

lowdown Synonyms

Synonyms
book, 411 [slang], inside, dope, poop [slang], scoop, skinny [slang], tip
Related Words
dirt, dish, gossip, rumor, story; hint, pointer; information, intelligence, news, tidings, word
Near Antonyms
ancient history, open secret

low-down

adjective \ ˈlō-(ˌ)dau̇n \

Definition of low-down

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


LOWDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

low-down

adjective

Definition of low-down for English Language Learners

  • : morally bad : dishonest and unfair



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