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
Keeping quiet, not telling or acting out. In the gay community, black males who are tricking, looking for anal or oral sex.
Tyrone and Shi'Thead appeared like thugs on the street, but in the bedroom they experiemented with every hole they had. They kept it on the down low, though.
by Richard Black March 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
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
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
the act of keeping a secret, usually refering to homosexual activity
by eboniprince April 30, 2003
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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