from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Despicable; base.
  • adjective Gloomy; depressed.
  • adjective Earthy; funky.
  • noun Correct information or details.

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  • adjective idiomatic, slang, US Of no value.


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  • Hm. The American Heritage Dictionary doesn't seem to like clarinets: "3. Earthy; funky: a low-down blues; the low-down sound of a clarinet."

    April 4, 2011