low-down

Something that's described as low-down is sleazy, like a cheater's low-down tricks for winning every game of poker. If you get the low-down, that means you have the inside scoop. So, if you're playing poker with a low-down cheater, get the low-down so you can outsmart him!

If voters object to one candidate's low-down campaign methods, they'll probably vote for the opponent — or decide not to vote at all. And some basketball fans might complain that pretending to be fouled by another player is a low-down trick, although a common one. You can also use low-down to describe bluesy jazz or to mean "the inside scoop." When you visit an unfamiliar city, you can get the low-down on fun activities from your friend who lives there.

Primary Meanings of low-down

1.
adj
of the most contemptible kind
2.
adj
(of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
3.
n
slang terms for inside information
Full Definitions of low-down
1

adj of the most contemptible kind

Synonyms:
abject, low, miserable, scummy, scurvy
contemptible
deserving of contempt or scorn
2

adj (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues

Synonyms:
funky
emotional
of more than usual emotion
3

n slang terms for inside information

Synonyms:
dope, poop, the skinny
Type of:
details, inside information
true confidential information

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