low-brow

lowbrow

[n. loh-brou; adj. loh-brou]
noun
1.
a person who is uninterested, uninvolved, or uneducated in intellectual activities or pursuits.
adjective
2.
being a lowbrow: that lowbrow idiot.
3.
of, pertaining to, or proper to a lowbrow: lowbrow entertainment.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; low1 + brow

lowbrowism, noun
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lowbrow (ˈləʊˌbraʊ)
 
n
1.  a person who has uncultivated or nonintellectual tastes
 
adj
2.  of or characteristic of such a person
 
'lowbrowism
 
n

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lowbrow
"person who is not intellectual," 1902, from low (adj.) + brow. Said to have been coined by humorist Will Irwin. A low brow as a sign of primitive qualities was common in 19c. fiction.
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lowbrow definition


Unsophisticated, uncultured, vulgar: “My blind date took me to a mud-wrestling match. What a lowbrow evening!”

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