lowlife

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lowlife

1. A contemptible person. That guy is a lowlife, always hitting on the waitresses and causing trouble.
2. The class of such people considered collectively. As a private investigator, I'm well-acquainted with our city's lowlife.
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low-life

1. n. a low person; a repellent person. This low-life smells like bacon.
2. mod. mean; belligerent. We don’t need any low-life characters around here.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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