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lowlife

[loh-lahyf] /ˈloʊˌlaɪf/
noun, plural lowlifes.
1.
a despicable person, especially a degenerate or immoral person.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; low1 + life
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British Dictionary definitions for low life

lowlife

/ˈləʊˌlaɪf/
noun (pl) -lifes
1.
(slang)
  1. a member or members of the underworld
  2. (as modifier): his lowlife friends
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