lowlife

noun
low·​life | \ ˈlō-ˌlīf How to pronounce lowlife (audio) \
plural lowlifes\ ˈlō-​ˌlīfs How to pronounce lowlife (audio) \ also lowlives\ ˈlō-​ˌlīvz How to pronounce lowlife (audio) \

Definition of lowlife

1 : a person of low social status
2 : a person of low moral character

Other Words from lowlife

low-life adjective

Examples of lowlife in a Sentence

hanging around with a bunch of lowlifes
Recent Examples on the Web His bailiwick is seamy realism, walking the edge of soft-core as lowlife exploiter Larry Clark did with Kids, but never transcending it. Armond White, National Review, 29 Dec. 2021 In such circumstances, the justifiably paranoid mind naturally believes this snippet of film, stolen at random by a lowlife pickpocket, could decide the fate of the planet. Mark Jacobson, Vulture, 11 Dec. 2021 Earnest, who was tied to a device that prevented him from turning to the audience, showed no visible reaction during the two-hour hearing as speakers called him a lowlife coward, an evil animal and a monster. Elliot Spagat, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 Earnest, who was tied to a device that prevented him from turning to the audience, showed no visible reaction during the two-hour hearing as speakers called him a lowlife coward, an evil animal, and a monster. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Earnest, who was tied to a device that prevented him from turning to the audience, showed no visible reaction during the two-hour hearing as speakers called him a lowlife coward, an evil animal and a monster. Elliot Spagat, ajc, 1 Oct. 2021 Set in an eastern district of Amman, the film follows a lowlife whose desire to run away with his respectable girlfriend leads him and others to make very foolish alliances. Jay Weissberg, Variety, 18 Aug. 2021 But that need not extend into taking out frustrations on or being a lowlife towards the opposition. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 May 2021 Manfredi appears to have been more excited by Caravaggio’s native feeling for drama and lowlife subjects than by anything spiritual. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of lowlife

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Lowlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowlife. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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