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lowdown

low·down

lowdown

parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: lo daUn
definition: (informal) true and important information, esp. as opposed to what is apparent or popularly accepted (usu. prec. by the).
What's the lowdown on her hiring policy?
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: lo daUn
definition: (informal) nasty; mean; contemptible.
a lowdown schemea lowdown thief
similar words:
contemptible, dastardly, lousy, mean