verb (used without object), pot·shot or pot·shot·ted, pot·shot·ting.
- pott's abscess,
- pott's disease
Origin of potshot
Examples from the Web for potshot
Palin takes a potshot back in the book, mentioning Schmidt's "rotund physique."
I remember very distinctly saying, "Did you take the potshot at General Walker?"Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
also pot-shot, 1836, "shot taken at animal simply to 'get it in the pot,' not for sport or marksmanship;" from pot (n.1) + shot (n.). Extended sense of "opportunistic criticism" first recorded 1926. Cf. pot-hunter "one who shoots whatever he finds; one who kills for food not for sport."