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.

Definitions of low-down
  1. adjective
    of the most contemptible kind
    synonyms: abject, low, miserable, scummy, scurvy
    contemptible, misbegotten
    deserving of contempt or scorn
  2. adjective
    (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    synonyms: funky
    of more than usual emotion
  3. noun
    slang terms for inside information
    synonyms: dope, poop, the skinny
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    type of:
    details, inside information
    true confidential information
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