bottom feeder n.
1. A fish or other animal that feeds on the bottom of a body of water.
2. One that feeds low on the food chain; a scavenger.
3. Slang.
a. An opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others: “The frazzled, adrenaline-pumped tabloid newshounds [in the movie] are the bottom feeders of contemporary journalism” (Entertainment Weekly).
b. A low or despicable person.
  bottom feeding n. botʹtom-feed'ing (bŏtʹəm-fē'dĭng) adj.

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