Lowbrow meaning

lōbrou
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Uncultivated; vulgar.
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One having uncultivated tastes.
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A person regarded as having low or uncultivated tastes.
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Unsophisticated, not intended for an audience of intelligence, education or culture.

The Three Stooges are known for their lowbrow slapstick humor consisting of foolish action for the masses.

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Someone or something of low education or culture.
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Alternative spelling of lowbrow.
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Of or for a lowbrow.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lowbrow
Plural:
lowbrows

Origin of lowbrow

  • low (high)brow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From low and brow, Americanism, circa 1902. Refers to the (by that time discredited) pseudoscience of phrenology, which suggested that a person of low intelligence and sophistication would possess a lower brow-line than someone of greater intelligence and sophistication.

    From Wiktionary