lowdown etymology

English word lowdown comes from English low, English down

Detailed word origin of lowdown

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
low English (eng) (Scottish dialectal, archaic) A hill.. (archaic, or, obsolete) Barrow, mound, tumulus. (card games) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.. (meteorology) An area of low pressure; a depression.. (slang) (usually accompanied by "the") a cheap, cost-efficient, or advantageous payment or expense.. A depressed mood or situation.. Something that is low; a low point.. [...]
down English (eng) From one end to another of.. From the higher end to the lower of. (baseball, colloquial, following the noun modified) Out.. (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.. (not comparable, US, slang) Comfortable with, accepting of.. (not comparable, military, aviation, slang, of an aircraft) Mechanically failed, collided, shot [...]
lowdown English (eng) Unfair; shameful. The story or truth; the scoop or dirt.

Words with the same origin as lowdown

Descendants of low
Descendants of down
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