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[loh-rent] /ˈloʊˈrɛnt/
Informal. second-rate; bargain-basement.
Origin of low-rent
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for low-rent
  • Some to escape warfare, others because the caves made convenient, low-rent dwellings.
  • As a comparison, the low-rent grocery store a few blocks away from me offers chicken wings at two dollars a pound.
  • But there is an ever-growing amount of good writing online, much of which suffers from its proximity to these low-rent neighbors.
  • Other than high-powered law offices and low-rent police stations, the workplace is the last unexplored frontier in fiction.
  • Picture a low-rent attorney trying to get something on the record via the gray areas of procedure.
British Dictionary definitions for low-rent


(informal) cheap and inferior: low-rent films
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Cheap; second-rate; inferior: and from that low-rent lunch at the Century Plaza/ Plug themselves into some low-rent section of the brain. Some dud bit of the brain/ I'm having trouble deciding whether he's classically Rabelaisian or just low-end

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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