When a black man or woman is in a relationship with a person of the opposite sex,but cheating on them with a person of the same sex.

A stupid slang word created by the black community.
Black people complain about the downlow when their homophobia is what created it.
by cuteguy January 17, 2011
21 more definitions
Top Definition
when black males try to remain straight by having sex with other men then go home and sleep with their wives. Just ask Keith from gametalk.
Keith: sup? yah I'm on the down low, nigga please.

other mod: ack! O.o
by Mis Master Ice cube squared March 23, 2005
Gay promiscuous niggers
The AIDs rate is so high in the black community because so many African Americans are on the down low.
by huevos May 05, 2007
Refers to when closeted black men leading mostly heterosexual lives seek other men for sex that is often anonymus and unprotected
"I am a black man who likes other men, but because of the stigma in the black community about being gay, I will only have sex on the down low."
by Screamapillar April 05, 2004
When a group of black men say they're going to play poker or Watch sports, they really go to A secret location to have sex with eachother.
LaMarcus: Yo dawg, go to My pad tonight to watch MNF, bring your homies.
DeShawn: Ya, we keep it downlow.
by Shane Skeet February 08, 2008
Living on the downlow

Black community slang for black men secrect homosexual activity
Leroy's wife found out he was living on the downlow when she tested positive for AIDS
by ch0ng0 February 14, 2005
Usually it means to keep somthing quiet and to only tell people who are cool enough to know or trustworthy. This definition comes from the real meaning which is a black man/men who have sexual relations with other men but have relationships with women and hide the homosexuality and homo. sex.
yo man i gota tell ya somthin but u gota keep it on the Down Low


u see that guy over there...well hes one of those guys in that Down Low thing, they call it poker night
by Tayla June 26, 2005
Straight black males having gay sex. (see "Law and Order SVU")
Tom and Frank were on the downlow, but they when home to their wives.
by geo8x6 June 18, 2004

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