[noun loh-brou; adjective loh-brou] /noun ˈloʊˌbraʊ; adjective ˈloʊˈbraʊ/
a person who is uninterested, uninvolved, or uneducated in intellectual activities or pursuits.
being a lowbrow:
that lowbrow idiot.
of, relating to, or proper to a lowbrow:
a person who has uncultivated or nonintellectual tastes
of or characteristic of such a person
also low-brow, “person who is not intellectual,” 1902, from low (adj.) + brow. Said to have been coined by U.S. journalist Will Irwin (1873-1948). A low brow on a man as a sign of primitive qualities was common in 19c. fiction, but it also was considered a mark of classical beauty in women.
A low brow and not a very high one is considered beautiful in woman, whereas a high brow and not a low one is the stamp of manhood. [“Medical Review,” June 2, 1894]
As an adjective from 1913.
Unsophisticated, uncultured, vulgar: “My blind date took me to a mud-wrestling match. What a lowbrow evening!”
: What are you always pulling that lowbrow stuff for?
A person lacking education and refinement; an ignorant lout (1902+)
[said to have been coined by the humorist Will Irwin]
[loh-buhj-it] /ˈloʊˈbʌdʒ ɪt/ adjective 1. made or done on a small or reduced budget; costing relatively little money: a low-budget film. adj. 1939, originally of motion pictures; from low (adj.) + budget (n.).
[loh-boo sh] /ˈloʊˌbʊʃ/ noun 1. a shrub, Vaccinium angustifolium, of eastern North America, having small, white flowers and blue-black fruit.
[loh-kal, -kal] /ˈloʊˈkæl, -ˌkæl/ adjective, Informal. 1. containing fewer calories than usual or standard: a low-cal diet.
- Low calorie diet
low calorie diet n. A diet of 1,200 calories or less per day.