To keep information limited to only a certain few "homies" who need know
Don't worry we will keep that dime bag that you bought "on the down low"
by BennyT July 11, 2003
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Back in the 60's, passing a joint within view of outsiders got the response: "Keep it low", or "Keep it down low (when you pass it)". This usually happened when riding in a car with friends. Over the years "Down low", "Keep it down low" and "Keep it on the down low" generalized into meaning 'keep it secret' or 'don't be obvious'.
(Old School version):
"Hey, keep it low!"
"Pass it low!"
(Laughter from everyone else)
"Keep it down low when you pass it so nobody else can see what you're doing (you dummy)!"
"(Nods head "OK")"
by _db_ April 24, 2010
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info (usually uv illegal preference) between homiez
yo i got sum hype shit ... but keep it on da downlow ight ?
by skip dawg January 01, 2004
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