- adj. 教养浅薄的；文化修养浅薄的
- n. 教养浅薄的人
- lowbrow (n.)
- 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.
A low brow and not a very high one is considered beautiful in woman, whereas a high brow and not a low one is the stamp of manhood. ["Medical Review," June 2, 1894]
As an adjective from 1913.
- 1. His choice of subject matter has been regarded as lowbrow.
- 2. That lowbrow prefers pornography to fine art.
- 3. But he has always attracted serious - minded partisans eager to mount a highbrow defense of the lowbrow.
- 4. A customer buried in reading matter is a common sight in even the most lowbrow caf é.
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