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LOW-DOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does low-down mean? 

LOW-DOWN (noun)
  The noun LOW-DOWN has 1 sense:

1. slang terms for inside information

  Familiarity information: LOW-DOWN used as a noun is very rare.


LOW-DOWN (adjective)
  The adjective LOW-DOWN has 2 senses:

1. of the most contemptible kind
2. (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues

  Familiarity information: LOW-DOWN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOW-DOWN (noun)


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Meaning:

Slang terms for inside information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

low-down; the skinny; poop; dope

Context example:

is that the straight dope?

Hypernyms ("low-down" is a kind of...):

details; inside information (true confidential information)


LOW-DOWN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of the most contemptible kind

Synonyms:

scummy; low-down; abject; scurvy; miserable; low

Context examples:

abject cowardice / a low stunt to pull / a low-down sneak / his miserable treatment of his family / You miserable skunk! / a scummy rabble / a scurvy trick

Similar:

contemptible (deserving of contempt or scorn)


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Meaning:

(of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues

Synonyms:

funky; low-down

Similar:

emotional (of more than usual emotion)

Domain category:

jazz (a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles)


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