bottom-fish [bot-uh m-fish] Word Origin verb (used without object)

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

Also ground-fish. Origin of bottom-fish First recorded in 1840–50 bottom-feeding [bot-uh m-fee-ding] noun

  1. the activities of a bottom feeder.

Also called bot·tom-fish·ing [bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/. British Dictionary definitions for bottom fishing bottom fishing noun

  1. 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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