Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: bottom feeder
  1. An opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others
    - bottom-feeder
  2. A scavenger that feeds low on the food chain
    - bottom-feeder
  3. A fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
    - bottom-feeder, bottom-dweller

Derived forms: bottom feeders, bottom-feeders

Type of: chancer [Brit, informal], fish, opportunist, scavenger, self-seeker

Encyclopedia: Bottom feeder