low-rent
adjective Date: 1957 low in character, cost, or prestige <
low-rent thugs
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a low-rent movie
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a low-rent literary form
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • low-rent — adjective 1. ) not expensive to rent 2. ) of a low social status or not morally good: The East Bay offers cheap apartments without the low rent image …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low-rent — [lō′rent′] adj. Informal 1. of, for, or like persons lacking education, refinement, etc.; lowbrow; coarse 2. inferior to others of its kind; second rate, cheap, etc. [a low rent version of Romeo and Juliet] …   English World dictionary

  • low-rent — adj not expensive or not good quality used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • low-rent — low′ rent′ adj. inf inf second rate; bargain basement • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • low-rent — /loʊ ˈrɛnt/ (say loh rent) adjective Colloquial 1. cheap and shoddy: low rent clothes; low rent sound effects. 2. inferior; second rate: a low rent job; a low rent actor …   Australian English dictionary

  • low rent — 1. n. a low person; someone without grace or spirit. (Also a rude term of address.) □ Look, low rent, where is what you owe me? □ This low rent here thinks he can push Sam around, huh? 2. mod. cheap; unfashionable. □ This place is strictly low… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • low-rent — 1) ADJ If someone lives in a low rent house, they only have to pay a small amount of money to live there. ...a low rent housing development. 2) ADJ (disapproval) You can use low rent to describe something that is of poor quality, especially when… …   English dictionary

  • low-rent — ¦ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : notably cheap or inferior: as a. : cheaply made or done a low rent thriller b. : low in character or manner a low rent thug c. : lacking prestige …   Useful english dictionary

  • low\ rent — Cheap, tacky. When John showed up in his low rent baby blue polyester tuxedo with flame stitching I knew our romance was over …   Dictionary of american slang

  • low\ rent — Cheap, tacky. When John showed up in his low rent baby blue polyester tuxedo with flame stitching I knew our romance was over …   Dictionary of american slang

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