Definition of low-down in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊdaʊn/


Mean and unfair: dirty low-down tricks
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  • 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?
unfair, mean, despicable, reprehensible, contemptible, lamentable, disgusting, shameful, low, abject, unworthy, shabby, uncharitable, base, dishonourable, unprincipled, ignoble, sordid, wretched, loathsome, odious, treacherous, underhand;
nasty, cruel, bad, immoral, wicked, wrong, evil, sinful, vile, foul, vicious, nefarious, heinous
informal rotten, dirty, stinking, beastly
archaic dastardly, scurvy


(the low-down)
The true facts or relevant information about something: you get the low-down on where to go and where to stay away from
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  • 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.
inside information, the whole story, the facts;
data, information, facts and figures, intelligence, the news;
a briefing, a brief, guidance
informal info, the score, the gen, the latest, the word, the rundown
North American informal the poop, the dope

Words that rhyme with low-down

brown, Browne, clown, crown, down, downtown, drown, frown, gown, noun, renown, run-down, town, upside-down, uptown

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