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bottom-fish

[bot-uh m-fish] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.
Also, ground-fish.
Origin of bottom-fish
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50

bottom-feeding

[bot-uh m-fee-ding] /ˈbɒt əmˌfi dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bottom-fishing
[bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Slang definitions & phrases for bottomfishing

bottom-feeding

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Showing the instincts and practice of a bottom feeder: bottom-feeding biographies have existed as long as people have been able to write (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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