lowdown
noun Date: 1915 the inside facts ; dope <
gave us the lowdown on the situation
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lowdown — low down , low down low down a. of the most contemptible kind; contemptible; mean; base; vile; of people or the actions of people; as, a lowdown sneak thief. Syn: abject, base, despicable, low, lowdown, miserable, vile. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lowdown — ☆ lowdown [lō′doun΄; ] for adj [., lō′doun′ ] n. Slang the true, pertinent facts; esp., secret or inside information: with the adj. Informal 1. mean; contemptible 2. depressed; blue [feeling lowdown] 3. Jazz earthy; funky [a lowdown blues] …   English World dictionary

  • lowdown — low down , low down low down . true confidential information. Syn: details, dope, poop, inside dope, inside information. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lowdown — 1. mod. rotten; bad. □ What a dirty, lowdown thing to do. □ You are a lowdown rat! 2. n. the facts on something; he scuttlebutt about something. □ What’s the lowdown on that funny statue in the park? □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Lowdown — Infobox Single Name = Lowdown Artist = Chicago from Album = Chicago III B side = Loneliness Is Just A Word Released = April 1971 Format = 7 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 3:35 Label = Columbia Records Writer = Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine… …   Wikipedia

  • lowdown — n. /loh down /; adj. /loh down /, Informal. n. 1. the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually prec. by the): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project. adj. 2. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick …   Universalium

  • lowdown — 1. noun The story or truth; the scoop or dirt. All the reporters hoped to be the first to get the lowdown on the celebritys marriage plans. 2. adjective Unfair; shameful …   Wiktionary

  • lowdown — low|down [ˈləudaun US ˈlou ] n the lowdown (on sth/sb) informal the most important facts about something ▪ Ryan gave me the lowdown on the meeting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lowdown — noun the lowdown (on) informal the most important facts about something or someone: Give me all the lowdown on what happened at the meeting …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lowdown — 1. adjective a lowdown trick Syn: unfair, mean, despicable, reprehensible, contemptible, lamentable, disgusting, shameful, low, cheap, underhanded, foul, unworthy, shabby, base, dishonorable, unprincipled, sordid; informal rotten …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lowdown — low•down n. [[t]ˈloʊˌdaʊn[/t]] adj. [[t] ˈdaʊn[/t]] n. 1) inf the real and unadorned facts: Give me the lowdown on the situation[/ex] 2) inf contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick[/ex] 3) inf funky II, 1) • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

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