Definitions

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

  • noun A person of low social status or moral character.

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  • noun An untrustworthy, despicable, or disreputable person, especially one suspected of being a criminal.

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  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

Etymologies

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low + life

Examples

  • Here we go ... the lowlife is bringing Christianity into his miserable mess.

    Sanford: 'Just trying to survive today'

  • The other, a lowlife from the notorious Easterhouse estate in Glasgow, likes to take pot-shots at passing firemen and two year olds.

    What A Country II - Evil and Stupidity

  • The other, a lowlife from the notorious Easterhouse estate in Glasgow, likes to take pot-shots at passing firemen and two year olds.

    Archive 2005-02-27

  • Funny, but such "lowlife" slanderous remarks are exactly what Herbert decries of the Clintons.

    Obama Tries To Dial Down Tensions And Fallout From Racial Dust-Ups

  • I'm sure O'Reilly and his ilk would consider me a "lowlife" for demonstrating what he views as my "intolerance and hypocrisy".

    Second Blogger Quits Edwards Campaign

  • The kind of lowlife scumbag that lives in communities right all across our nation, could be living in your neighborhood.

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2006

  • What kind of lowlife trash could concieve such a despicable act.

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  • Because what, after all, was Johnny Mascia himself but the same kind of lowlife drug dealer he murdered - and much worse?

    Book Chase

  • Finding the facts and authorship of classic offenses, such as the thousands or even millions of petty thefts committed by mankind traditionally, goes almost unnoticed, since these are misdemeanors of "small criminals" that are facetiously and classically pointed out by society as "lowlife" crimes ...

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  • Finding the facts and authorship of classic offenses, such as the thousands or even millions of petty thefts committed by mankind traditionally, goes almost unnoticed, since these are misdemeanors of "small criminals" that are facetiously and classically pointed out by society as "lowlife" crimes ...

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