|1.||a fish that feeds on material at the bottom of a river, lake, sea, etc|
|2.||an objectionable and unimpressive person or thing|
|3.||Also called: bottom fisher a speculator who buys shares in companies that are performing poorly in anticipation of improved performance|
bottom feedern. Syn. for slopsucker, derived from the fishermen's and naturalists' term for finny creatures who subsist on the primordial ooze.