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An openly heterosexual man who engages in sex with other men without disclosing it to his female partner(s)

down low

, downlow (down′lō″) [Slang, short for on the down low, to keep a secret, in secret],

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1. Keeping an act, a plan, or some information secret.
2. Leading a double life, esp. with respect to sexual preferences. It usually refers to men who represent themselves publicly as strictly heterosexual but secretly have sex with men.
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10,#5 will step out high, get the ball from #1, and dribble to the opposite side, while #3 and #2 set a double pick down low.
Considering the volatile topic that the down low has become, and all the heat from black women, the black church, Democrats and Republicans alike, Boykin is very courageous to have written this timely and much-needed work.
Men living on the down low are not exclusively to blame for these figures, but they are certainly exacerbating the situation.
Sporting a wispy goatee beard, 26-year-old Leonardo wore a floppy fisherman-style hat pulled down low over huge dark glasses.
I'm basically used to contact down low - it's nothing now,'' he said.
Formerly a ghetto expression for any activity done on the sly or in secret, the down low has evidently become an entire lifestyle that has blossomed while white America's back was turned.
He can score down low, but he's skilled enough to step out and shoot as well,'' Howland said.
King is speaking his truth in On the Down Low, and I applaud him.
At 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, Rodgers possesses the size and athleticism most high school kids don't have, giving him a distinct advantage down low in the paint.
Indeed, this sexual theme is easy to pick up on from the very first song on the disc, with its down-and-dirty girl-on-girl lyrics that give the phrase "swing low, sweet chariot" a whole new meaning: "There's only one thing that can make you my lady / Swing low, down low, sweet chariot / If you know what I mean / I'll show you things like you've never seen.
The majority of the tops they sell these days are short and dip down low in the front.