[bot-uh m-fish]

verb (used without object)

to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.

Nearby words

  1. bottom quark,
  2. bottom round,
  3. bottom time,
  4. bottom yeast,
  5. bottom-feeding,
  6. bottom-liner,
  7. bottom-of-the-line,
  8. bottom-up,
  9. bottom-up processing,
  10. bottom-up programming

Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50


[bot-uh m-fee-ding]


the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bot·tom-fish·ing [bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bottom fishing

bottom fishing


investing in low-priced shares that show prospects of recovery or in shares that are low-priced because of a general market decline in the hope of making a profit
Derived Formsbottom fisher, noun

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