Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- of, for, or like persons lacking education, refinement, etc.; lowbrow; coarse
- inferior to others of its kind; second-rate, cheap, etc.: a low-rent version of Romeo and Juliet
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Having inexpensive rent: a low-rent apartment.
- Of low social status or moral character: “Steve Buscemi … may play low-rent, amoral types—hit men, weasels, snivelers—but … he's more complicated than that” (Richard Leiby).
- Lacking taste or refinement: a low-rent television drama.