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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang The whole truth: gave us the lowdown on what happened at the party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The story or truth; the scoop or dirt.
  • adj. Unfair; shameful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of the most contemptible kind; contemptible; mean; base; vile; -- of people or the actions of people.
  • adj. having the soulful feeling of early blues; -- of jazz.
  • n. true confidential information.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Far down in the social scale; degraded; mean.
  • n. A ravine, or gully, such as is frequented by the sea-elephant of California.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
  • adj. of the most contemptible kind
  • n. slang terms for inside information

Etymologies

low +‎ down (Wiktionary)

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