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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
mt tt t THE LOWDOWN BURNLEY: Pope, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Cork, Hendrick, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Vokes SOUTHAMPTON: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Carrillo REF: Bobby Madley HEAD2HEAD: Burnley 21 wins, Southampton 20, draws 14 ODDS: Burnley 19/10, Southampton 9/5, draw 21/10 " Saints are in the relegation zone after winning only five league games all season, two against WBA.
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HOWARD Alden is the internationally-renowned jazz musician who played guitar for actor Sean Penn in the Woody Allen film Sweet and Lowdown.
Surprise: The Lowdown cast includes Bob Geraghty (Paul Denny), Alex Burchill (Adam Zwar), Dr James Sawers (Dailan Evans), Rita Heywood (Beth Buchanan).
Yet few scholars have placed the birth of jazz alongside the formation of an American literary theater as well as the changing climate of cultural reception that aimed to eliminate the music's lowdown taint.
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The evening's opening act, Clara and The Real Lowdown, centred on Barcelona-born Clara Sanabras who sang and played early string instruments with Harvey Brough on piano and guitar plus a bass player.
I find nothing to disagree with in Heidi Bruggink's "Miseducation: The Lowdown on Abstinence-Only Sex-Ed Programs" (January/February 2007).