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Definition of lowlife noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (informal) (disapproving) someone who is unacceptable to most people because they are a criminal, of poor moral character, lazy, etc. Why do you want to hang out with all those lowlifes?
  2. 2[uncountable] the life and behavior of people who are outside normal society, especially criminals
adjective [only before noun] (informal) a lowlife bar a bunch of lowlife characters