[ bot-uh m-fish ]
/ ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ /

verb (used without object)

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

Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50

Definition for bottom fishing (2 of 2)

[ bot-uh m-fee-ding ]
/ ˈbɒt əmˌfi dɪŋ /


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. 2020

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 forms of bottom fishing

bottom fisher, noun
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