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[bot-uh m-fee-ding] /ˈbɒt əmˌfi dɪŋ/
the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bottom-fishing
[bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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  • These bottom-feeding films often have real impact, no matter how imbecilic they seem from afar.
  • Allowing or encouraging bottom-feeding hurts everyone in the economic food chain.
  • For thousands of years, cod and other bottom-feeding fish were the top predators in the system.
  • Neither really has the appearance of a carp, because their mouths are not the downward-pointing mouths of bottom-feeding fish.
  • The mouth is located on the underside of the head, and is well suited for bottom-feeding.
  • Sediment can also be disturbed by bottom-feeding animals, adding to the water's turbidity.
  • They do, of course, compete for food with other bottom-feeding fish.
  • They also are an important food source for bottom-feeding fish, invertebrates, and birds.
  • Common carp are bottom-feeding omnivores that consume aquatic plants, insects, and other fish.
  • Scaleless, minnow-sized fish with a wide mouth for bottom-feeding and upward-facing eyes.
Slang definitions & phrases for bottom-feeding



Showing the instincts and practice of a bottom feeder: bottom-feeding biographies have existed as long as people have been able to write (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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