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or low·down (lō′doun′)
1. Despicable; base: a low-down coward.
a. Gloomy; depressed.
b. Earthy; funky: a low-down blues song.
Correct information or details: "It's hard not to read this book as a riposte of sorts, although anyone expecting the low-down on the judging process ... will be disappointed" (Tom Shone).
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(n. ˈloʊˌdaʊn; adj. -ˈdaʊn)
1. the real and unadorned facts: Give me the lowdown on the situation.
2. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.
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En you ain't got no mo' feelin' den to come en tell me, dat fetched sich a po' lowdown ornery rabbit into de worl'!
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