bottom-feeder

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as bottom feeder)
    an organism such as a fish which collects food on the bottom or in the deepest water of the sea, a lake or river

Banking

  • noun
    (written as bottom feeder)
    a someone who tries to buy shares when they are falling or have fallen substantially, in the hope that they will rise again

Slang

  • noun an individual engaged in ‘doubtful’, sordid or disreputable activities. The image evoked is of a scavenging fish (swimming in murky waters) and the phrase is used in the slang of the workplace, sometimes as a synonym for bottom-fisher.
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