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bottom-feeder

noun

  1. (scavenger)  a scavenger that feeds low on the food chain
    Type of: scavenger
  2. (fish)  a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
    Synonyms: bottom-dweller. Type of: fish

bottom feeder

noun

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Bottom feeder

usually an aquatic animal that feeds on or near the bottom of a body of water. The body of water could be the ocean, a lake, a river, or an aquarium. Bottom feeder is a general term which is used particularly in the context of aquariums. Biologists... (47 of 867 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bottom feeder

Merriam-Webster:

bottom-feeder | chancer [British, synonym, sense-specific] | opportunist [synonym, sense-specific] | temporizer [synonym, sense-specific] | egocentric [similar, sense-specific] | egoist [similar, sense-specific] | egotist [similar, sense-specific] | conniver [similar, sense-specific] | machinator [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a fish that feeds at the bottom | one that is of the lowest status or rank | an opportunist who seeks quick profit usually at the expense of others or ... (29 of 72 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bottom-feeder

Collins Dictionary:

bottom feeder | bottom fisher [synonym, sense-specific]

a fish that feeds on material at the bottom of a river, lake, sea, etc | an objectionable and unimpressive person or thing | a speculator who buys ... (26 of 334 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bottom-feeder

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bottom feeder [countable] | bottom feeders [plural]

a fish or animal that lives and eats at the bottom of a lake, river, the sea etc | [United States, informal] someone who earns money by doing things ... (28 of 70 words, 2 definitions)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bottom-feeder

Random House Dictionary:

bottom feeder | bottom fish [sense-specific]

"bottom fish" | a person who functions or seeks to gain at the lowest level of an activity. | a person who appeals to base instincts. (24 of 67 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bottom-feeder

American Heritage Dictionary:

bottom feeder | bottom feeding [noun, related] | bottom-feeding [adjective, related]

A fish or other animal that feeds on the bottom of a body of water. | One that feeds low on the food chain; a scavenger. | [slang] ; An opportunist ... (29 of 66 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bottom-feeder

Oxford Dictionary:

bottom feeder

any marine creature that lives on the seabed and feeds by scavenging. | [North American, informal] : a member of a group of very low social status who ... (27 of 51 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bottom-feeder

Wiktionary:

bottom feeder | bottom feeders [plural] | bottomfeeder [sense-specific]

A fish or other aquatic creature who feeds off the bottom of their habitat; a flatfish | A person who dwells amidst or thrives off of the unwholesome things in a society (31 of 34 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bottom feeder

New World Dictionary:

bottom feeder | bottom-feeding [adjective, related]

"bottom fish" | [slang] a person who preys upon or panders to the base qualities of others (16 of 19 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bottom-feeder

Encarta Dictionary:

bottom feeder | bottom feeders [plural]

a freshwater or saltwater animal, especially a fish that feeds on material drifting to the bottom of a body of water | somebody who profits by taking ... (26 of 52 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861592043​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

bottom-feeder

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bottom-feeder"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bottom-feeder"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bottom-feeder

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bottom-feeder"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

bottom feeder [countable] | bottom feeders [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bottom feeder"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/bottom-feeder

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bottom feeder [countable] | bottom feeders [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bottom feeder"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bottom-feeder

Google Dictionary:

bottom feeder | bottom feeders [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bottom feeder"

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YourDictionary Audio:

bottom feeder

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bottom feeder" by speech synthesizer

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