—adj.lō'doun'), [key] Informal.
the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually prec. by the): We gave them the lowdown on the new housing project.
1. contemptible; base; mean: a lowdown trick.
2. low, esp. socially or morally; degraded.
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