lowdown

[n. loh-doun; adj. loh-doun] Informal.
noun
1.
the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually preceded by the ): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project.
adjective
2.
contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.
3.
low, especially socially or morally; degraded.

Origin:
1540–50; low1 + down1

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Example sentences
Here he gives us the lowdown on the heights of human performance.
Here, briefly, is the lowdown on what certain astronomers are too lazy to find out for themselves.
The honest lowdown on travel products, gadgets and trends.
Get the lowdown on several highway innovations through the medium of video.
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