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Downey is also known as "d-town" and is smack dab in the middle of some of so-cal's ghettoest cities....pico rivera...bell gardens...compton....south gate.....etc.... It was inevitable that these ghetto cities would start rubbing off on downey...

The once clean and safe Downey is now infested with cancers of human society that start with d. Drugs, Drama, Dumbasses, and Damn Chunts.... Everony is either doing drugs or tagging or going to shows.... Downey is a very lame town... I suggest you not to move here or you'll regret it....
Downey is gay...
Downey is gay...
Downey is gay...
 
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Downey, most commonly referred to as D-town is home to the snobbiest, racist, conservative people on the face of the planet. It's where the phrase "where the high class meets the ghetto ass" is literal. Downey is surrounded by some of the trashiest ghettoest cities in Los Angeles, ie.: South Gate, Bell Gardens, Paramount and Pico Rivera. Downey is in itself two cities, north and south. North Downey is considered to be north of Firestone Boulevard and South Downey is to the south of Firestone. North Downey is where the middle(NW Downey) and upper middle(NE Downey) class families live. South Downey is the ghettoest part of the city, but it starts to become really ghetto once you pass Stewart & Grey. Then you're knee high in shit. The teens of Downey are sent to 2 high schools, Warren and Downey. Both Warren and Downey are similar in a way that they are divided. Whites with whites and white washed Mexicans, Hispanics with Hispanics, blacks with blacks(which comprise about .8% of the Downey population) and Asians strictly with Asians. Teens in Downey are very fond of the drug Marijuana. Cocaine has recently gained popularity amongst the teens, but Marijuana is more commonly used. Girls that reside in Downey are bitchy, snobby, superficial, and sometimes even promiscuous. The guys are also snobby but in a subtle way. The typical Downey guy is driving down the street in his parent's BMW smoking a blunt driving his hot ass DowneyHS cheerleader girlfriend while she simultaneously sniffs cocaine from a straw and talks to her BFF Brittany on her touchscreen iPhone. Warren and Downey are brought together by the annual Downey/Warren game. This is where you will see the city as a whole. They then all go to in-n-out or Petes and stare each other down, but in the end do nothing. Another feature Downey has to offer is it's racist senior citizens. They are mostly the grandparents of the Downey teens and are bitter with the fact that this once predominately white city has had a demographic shift. They mostly reside in the north part of the city. They drive around the city at 15 mph in their $60,000 Cadillac NorthStars without a care in the world, until they see a hispanic walking down the street, they'll reduce their speed to 5mph and stare him down until he is out of sight. People in the surrounding cities view Downey as a safe, nice, quiet city, but to the residents, it's the ghetto-est city in the world. Downey's culture consists of white washed kids, white bigot teens, many mexicans, smart Asians, shit talking, coked up teens,uGgs, the senior citizen population, Hollister, wandering potheads, European cars, huge houses and last but not least Krikorian. All in all, this is the city I call home. Even with it's slutty cheerleaders, superficial bitches, ugg wearing in the summer skanks, chick fights, wanna be gangsters, asshole police, tagging, and the wack ass beaner infested on the weekends Stonewood Mall, it's still the place I call home and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Bell Gardens girl: Hola, my name is Maria, what's yours?
Downey Girl1: Im Jessica. Where do you live?
Bell Gardens girl: in Bell Gardens.
Downey girl2: You mean Bell GARBAGE!
Downey girl1: ha ha that was so funny, did you see her shoes?
Downey girl 2: Oh my god, yes! EW.

Compton kid: Downey is so nice, I wanna live in Downey.
Downey girl: What the fuck, shut the fuck up and GTFO. Downey is so fucking ghetto, shoot yourself.
by dita von cokehead February 22, 2008
 
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best city in the world. surrounded by all the ghettos but is standing strong. where so many movies including "Terminator" were filmed.
hey lets go to that new mall downey landing...
by c4c September 25, 2005
 
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The Mexican-Beverly Hills of Los Angeles. It experienced White flight in the 90's and is now populated by mostly Mexicans. The city is divided into 3 sections. North Downey along Florence is the Rich area. The area along the center(Firestone) is okay. The side along Gardedale is Ghetto. The ghetto side borders Paramont (Black town). The Whites that still live in Downey are the ones who couldn't afford to move out to Orange County w/ the other Whites. The Mexicans are mostly middle class. The Mexicans are building taco-mansions (Mexican masions resebling a Taco Bell building)in area along Florence.
Downey was nice until the Whites left.
Downey was nice until the Mexicans moved in.
by oldriverschool August 08, 2007
 
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A city within California's 562 area, where many old people live. Many believe it to be ghetto, and refer to Downey as D-town. It includes the original Taco Bell and the world's longest-running McDonald's. The Krikorian is the town's only movie theater. Downey's main shopping centers are the Stonewood Mall and the Downey Landing. There is a long-standing rivalry between Downey High School and Warren High School in the town. Downey is surrounded by Bell Gardens, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Bellflower, Paramount, Compton, Lynwood, and Southgate.
The Carpenters and James Hetfield of Metallica came from Downey.

Let's go check out the old cars at the McDonald's in Downey Friday night.

Dude, there's nothing to do here in Downey. Let's go to one of the town's sixteen donut shops.

The Downey-Warren Game is tonight! Let's go give dirty looks to opposing fans at In-n-Out and do it again afterwards at Norms.
by Karina G January 06, 2007
 
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Downey is a town outside of LA that is majorly ghetto. Highlights of the city include Downey Studios, Southgate Mall,ok restaurants and not much else. Anyone who thinks it is a nice area apparently has never spoken to someone from there or did not believe them. The so-called nice area is a lie. Residents just attempt to make part of it seem nicer. It is surrounded by the ghetto. To live there, one must have enough spanish to order a meal. Fantastic hole-in-the-wall mexican places, so there is no need to go to Taco Bell. Just go to Orange County for tourism. Don't be stupid, go elsewhere.
Tourist: Where are there places to take pictures?
Downey person 1: I think you're lost, cause there is only by Downey Studios, and that is only ok.

*Later*
Downey person 1: Bro, I ran into some lost tourist today. They wanted to take pictures in Downey.

Downey person 2: Idiots. Tourists need to get better maps.
by chikaofcali March 04, 2012
 
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A person with Down Syndrome, especially one you want to hug.
I saw a Downey at the Twins game tonight. He was enjoying a Dome Dog.
by Grundy111 August 15, 2009
 
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a person who engages in the horrific act of targetting young, retarded children for sexually explicit purposes. This person develops an interest in both the appearance and vulnerability of children with autism or down-syndrome. Unfortunately, a "downey" successively manipulates a dis-advantaged child into playing with his or her genitals before the inevitable penetration. Downeys are severe predators.
person 1: I am terrified for my child. I appreciate the special attention he is receiving from his teacher, but I'm not sure what the "complex" treatments after school are all about?

person 2: Well if I were you, I would look into it. I mean there are a lot of sick people out there. God forbid hes a downey.
by mwr1414 April 14, 2009