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lowdown

[n. loh-doun; adj. loh-doun] /n. ˈloʊˌdaʊn; adj. ˈloʊˈdaʊn/
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
1540-1550
1540-50; low1 + down1
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