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DL means Down Low. This is basically a man who is seen publicly as straight, identifies and β€˜acts’ straight; but secretly is attracted to or has sex with other men.
Kenneth: Oh Chris is so hot, why is he straight?
MJ: He’s on the dl, he ate my ass out in the parking lot this morning.
by MANJIII April 04, 2020
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
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A "Straight" Man That Usually Has A Girlfriend Or Wife But, He Also Has A BoyFriend On The Dl (Down Low). Most Dl's Aren't Gay Just Bisexual But, Afraid To Come Out Because Of Family Or Friends.
Leo: You I'm Talking To This Boy On SnapChat, I Think He's Dl.

Chanel: Oh Shit Really Lemme See Him.

Leo: Look.
by Stratus Clouds May 10, 2017
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DOWN LOW see also D low--Hidden, concealed,secret.Specifically used to refer to covert male homosexual activity.Whether we're talking about guys who freak with their boys, or hustlers who are strictly "gay for pay" Thanks to homophobia, bigotry and all that bullshit in their communities they prefer to keep things quiet: On the DL.
"It's hard to stay on the DL when your girl catches you on the THUGZILLA web site at 3 o'clock in the morning"
by ra ra January 03, 2008
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Abbreviated for "Down Low." Sometimes used to say that you are still in the closet. Someone that is afraid to let the world know that they have sex with their homeboys.
Homeboy 1: "Man I like what we really did last night! Your dick is bangin!"

Homeboy 2: "Dude! Shut up! You know I have girlfriend. Don't say that in public, you know i'm on the DL."

by Dorian and Jordan September 14, 2006
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short for on the down low. meaning a brotha is secretly looking for have sex with another dude
DL brotha here lookin to freak wit a hot dude.
by Brian January 23, 2005
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A gay male who claims to be straight but nevertheless frequents gay clubs and bathhouses to score gay sex.
Many DLs have families and claim to be happily married.
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