from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Having inexpensive rent: a low-rent apartment.
- adj. Informal Of low social status or moral character: "Steve Buscemi ... may play low-rent, amoral types—hit men, weasels, snivelers—but ... he's more complicated than that” ( Richard Leiby).
- adj. Informal Lacking taste or refinement: a low-rent television drama.
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- adj. low-quality, trashy
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The offices had a casual architectural uniformity best described as low-rent modernism—Mondrian without the colors.
It's not just the low-rent squalor that gets Kit down, though.
Over the past few years, Warren has paid more attention to drugs, booze and women than his career, which as of late has mostly consisted of a series of seedy exploitation films and low-rent theater productions.
So does a high-brow filmmaker like Aronofsky cohesively mesh with such low-rent entertainment?
Anonymous said ... besides, why do we have to get all giddy over a low-rent drive in?
Save for one ingredient, it's pretty low-rent ... but it's also pretty delicious.
It had good elements to it, but overall it did seem a bit low-rent and shambolic.
Kahuna founder Steve McBride says the mayor's office helped him land funding and find a low-rent facility in 2008.
Ikon Gallery, to 5 FebRCThere's a whiff of locker-room dalliances to Paul Lee's sexy, low-rent assemblages.
I first fired five varieties of reasonably low-rent factory ammo through the Model 12 and so forth, and it responded by doing its own version of projectile vomiting.