Definition of Bottom feeder

1. Noun. An opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others.

Generic synonyms: Opportunist, Self-seeker

Definition of Bottom feeder

1. Noun. A fish or other aquatic creature who feeds off the bottom of their habitat; a flatfish ¹

2. Noun. (By extension) A person who dwells amidst or thrives off of the unwholesome things in a society ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bottom Feeder

bottom antiquark
bottom ash
bottom bitches
bottom burp
bottom burps
bottom dog
bottom dollar
bottom edge
bottom edged
bottom edges
bottom edging
bottom feeder (current term)
bottom feeders
bottom feeding
bottom fermentation
bottom fermenting yeast
bottom fish
bottom gear
bottom gears
bottom hand
bottom hands
bottom kill
bottom line
bottom liner
bottom liners
bottom lines

Literary usage of Bottom feeder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It is a bottom feeder and will take a fish-bait either alive or dead; it is said occasionally to run at a spinning bait when used very deep. Burbot. ..."

2. Goin' Fishin': Weather and Feed Facts; the Fresh-water Game Fish; the by Carroll Blaine Cook (1920)
"WALL-EYE A bottom feeder Of course, as he is a bottom feeder, gliding along about a foot above the bottom and often lying closer ..."

3. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"You recall that the little barbel on the cod's lower jaw tells that it is a bottom feeder, and the flatfishes themselves were quite likely FIG. 91. ..."

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