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low-down

or low·down (lō′doun′)
adj.
1. Despicable; base: a low-down coward.
2.
a. Gloomy; depressed.
b. Earthy; funky: a low-down blues song.
n.
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).

low•down

(n. ˈloʊˌdaʊn; adj. -ˈdaʊn)
n.
1. the real and unadorned facts: Give me the lowdown on the situation.
adj.
2. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.
[1540–50]
References in classic literature ?
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'
My great-great-great-gran'father en yo' great-great-great-great-gran'father was Ole Cap'n John Smith, de highest blood dat Ole Virginny ever turned out, en his great-great-gran'mother, or somers along back dah, was Pocahontas de Injun queen, en her husbun' was a nigger king outen Africa-- en yit here you is, a slinkin' outen a duel en disgracin' our whole line like a ornery lowdown hound
Ideal for jamming and practicing, LowDown LD15 features a CD/MP3 input for playing along to any music.
The Lowdown is a nationwide search for 'The Face Of Download'.
On Saturday night BBC 2 screened the Woody Allen film Sweet And Lowdown, about a scapegrace 1930s jazz guitarist.
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This book has the lowdown on over 100 cool vids you can match to any mood.
She has written her signature across each role, from her sensitive, dramatically forceful work in the late Gene Hill Sagan's powerful Elegy, to her sass and style, in leading the women dancers' over the-top rendition of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's The Walkin', Talkin', Signifying Blues Hips, Sacred Hips, Lowdown Throwdown.
The lowdown Flaked cereals are higher in salt than others, bread contains 0.
In "Nat King Cole on the Amalfi Drive," she dreams of doing "something lowdown and dirty" with the romantic crooner: "fried liver and onions/put your hands on your hips and let your diction slip.
Published only four times a year, The Hightower Lowdown probably won't put much of a dent into the presidential campaign of George W.
CHANGING ROOMS star Graham Wynne called on competition winner Nicola Harris to give her the lowdown on her new kitchen.