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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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Word Origin and History for low-life
adj.

"disreputable, vulgar," 1794, from low (adj.) + life; as a noun, "coarse, no-good person" it is recorded from 1911. Also lowlife.

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Slang definitions & phrases for low-life

low-life

adjective

: fancies himself in love with the raucous, lowlife Doreen (1794+)

noun

A person of reprehensible habits; bum (1909+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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