To keep quite on something. To not tell people about something. To not divulge information to people that should not know about something. Keeping certain information limited to a certain group or between two people.
"Keep this shit on the down low for now."
by IceWarm June 21, 2004
To keep a homosexual lifestyle hidden from others.
My brother had been on down low for two years before his we found out he was gay.
by recognize June 19, 2005
See also downlow or "on the downlow"

1. A secret to be kept quiet, from others especially friends or family.

2. The act of homosexual relations between black men. Often unprotected, and/or anonymous sex. Most men do not speak of the sex as they are getting together for a night of poker or other "manly" sport away from their wives or girlfriends.
Jen recently found out she had chlamydia, and she got it from her man Roger. Turns out Rog is on the Downlow with his poker buddies!
by Bria April 22, 2004
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
When black queers try to keep their faggotry a secret amongst each other.
Bi sexual? Let's clear this up now! No such thing! You either suck dick or you do not suck dick there is no inbetween. What do these guys get up in the morning and flip a coin? Tails; hair pie, heads; balls around the chin!
-Andrew Dice Clay
by Dice September 03, 2004
the act of keeping a secret, usually refering to homosexual activity
by eboniprince April 30, 2003
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
A place where gay guys go to have sex. milkshake
I went to the downlow yesterday.
by Vanilla May 27, 2004

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