Definition of lowdown in English:

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lowdown

Pronunciation: /ˈlōdoun/
informal

adjective

Mean and unfair: dirty lowdown tricks
More example sentences
  • Every malicious, dirty, low-down trick was fair game.
  • ‘That was a low-down Yankee trick,’ he intones.
  • You'll say it's dirty low-down business; but what if it is?
Synonyms
unfair, mean, despicable, reprehensible, contemptible, lamentable, disgusting, shameful, low, cheap, underhanded, foul, unworthy, shabby, base, dishonorable, unprincipled, sordid
informal rotten, dirty
dated dastardly

noun

(the lowdown)
The true facts or relevant information about something: get the lowdown on the sit-in
More example sentences
  • But the reason I'm talking to Andre today isn't to delve into his family life (not just yet anyway), it's to get the low-down on his new tour, which kicks off this month and reaches Croydon, in April.
  • We're going to get the low-down on a tech revolution that I, for one, have heard very little about until I got ready to do this program.
  • Graduates can also get the low-down on the social life enjoyed by KPMG staff.
Synonyms
facts, information, story, intelligence, news, inside story
informal info, rundown, score, scoop, word, dope, dirt, poop, skinny

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Syllabification: low·down

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