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Short for "down low". Down-low is an African American slang term that typically refers to a subculture of black men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men; some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner(s) married or single. The term is also used to refer to a related sexual identity.

secret, hidden, not telling anyone but someone you absolutely trust
"I never meant to, but I did though
I gotta keep it on the d-low
Then again, what the fuck do I know
You're always on my mind so
Felt good but now I feel bad
I think I know I can't take it back
No, there's nothin' I can say"

-Zayn Malik in "Too Much"

"I can't believe Zayn and Harry are together. They must keep it on the d low."

"Since Zayn is with Gigi he has to keep it on the d low."
by might as well be roses August 02, 2018
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DL "Down Low" hidden, concealed secretive. However, recently "DL" is used to refer to covert male homosexual activity. specfically in the Black community.An "urban comtemporary" version of "In the closet"
I feel bad for Jane/Tamika she's about to have Dick's/Jamal's baby. She doesn't know he's :In the closet/On the D low.
by ra ra January 03, 2008
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keepin sumthin quiet/ not telling anyone
girl:'i did tings wiv shawn, bt he dnt wnt no1 noin so keep it on the d-low yeh?'
boy: 'seen yeh thts kl'
by beetoy January 01, 2006
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1) Short for "down low."
2) Secretive or scandalous.
Yeh, he in love...But do he know she doin his brother, too? (kee kee keek!)
by Joshiro007 February 17, 2003
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an abbreviation of "down low", meaning to keep secret.
"ayy, keep tings on da d-low and ting. tell manz u get murkizzled"
by Snypa starrr August 07, 2005
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an expression used to keep things secretive. d-low is short for down low.
yo keep that money on the d low, we dont need everybody knowing how much we have.
by low2behold March 15, 2006
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The street name of Derek Lowe, the #2 Boston Red Sox pitcher
Since Pedro pitched last night, we be's bustin out D-LOW on the Yanks tonight.
by spoonie G November 18, 2003
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