down low

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Noun[edit]

down low ‎(uncountable)

  1. A state of secrecy.
    I'll tell you, but keep it on the down low.
  2. (sexuality) The state of being a man who secretly sleeps with people other than his partner.
  3. (African American Vernacular, sexuality) The state of being a man who secretly sleeps with other men.

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  • In all senses, always preceded by on the.

Adjective[edit]

down low ‎(comparative more down low, superlative most down low)

  1. (of a person) Undercover or lying about one's identity.
  2. (African American Vernacular, of a man) Purporting to be heterosexual while engaged in sex with men.

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