bottom-feeder

noun
bot·​tom-feed·​er | \ ˈbä-təm-ˌfē-dər How to pronounce bottom-feeder (audio) \

Definition of bottom-feeder

1 : a fish that feeds at the bottom
2 : one that is of the lowest status or rank
3 : an opportunist who seeks quick profit usually at the expense of others or from their misfortune

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bottom-feeding \ ˈbä-​təm-​ˌfē-​diŋ How to pronounce bottom-feeding (audio) \ adjective

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First Known Use of bottom-feeder

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bottom-feeder was in 1851

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“Bottom-feeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottom-feeder. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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