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down low

n. Slang
1. The state of being known or discussed by few: kept the information on the down low.
2. A state of secrecy, especially one regarding the activities of a man who considers himself heterosexual but who has sex with other men.
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Sources close to the couple revealed that the duo had actually split two months ago but kept it on the down-low.
HIDING IN HIP HOP: Confessions of a Down-Low Brother in the Entertainment Industry
The blog] helps other [gay minorities] relate and not be so afraid to come out and be open--to not hide on the down-low.
You're rambling on about how passing notes on the down-low during class is a true art form, you tell her the entire contents of the top-secret one that got you there in the first place, and now you're even ratting on that boy in the front row who cheated on last week's quiz.
In I Say a Little Prayer, all of his conventions are displayed: characters with three names; confused, vain bisexuals; down-low charlatans; flouncing sissies; ghetto sisters and all-forgiving mamas.
Of 140 articles written about this movie in mainstream newspapers, none referred to the Jack and Ennis characters as bisexuals, let alone as men living on the down-low.
The down-low thud of the washtub bass combines with minimal drumming and washboard rhythms to form the backbone of the Haints.
First, African-American women are horrified that they can get AIDS from a man who is on the down-low.
But Brown also must help out against Cal's two 6-11 down-low players, Solomon Hughes and Jamal Simpson, who tower over Pitt's best inside defender, 6-6 junior Ontario Lett.
To read the article, "Black Men Who Have Sex With Men and the Association of Down-Low Identity With HIV Risk Behavior" in this month's American Journal of Public Health, please click here.
In DC, everything is on the down-low," the New York Post quoted Michaele as saying.
The down-low Brother is yet another reason so many good and worthy Sisters can't find suitable mates.