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When I came to I found myself in that room, with one lowbrow on guard.

As I was saying when this lowbrow interrupted me, I was thinking that it might be a good idea to go nutting.

It was one of our chief delights to watch Frankling grind his teeth when some lowbrow—as he called them—drew her name.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

As an adjective from 1913.

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