"bottom" Definition

Definitions for the word "bottom" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 a lowest point or part. B base. C underneath part. D furthest or inmost part. 2 colloq. A buttocks. B seat of a chair etc. 3 a less honourable end of a table, class, etc. B person occupying this (he''s bottom of the class). 4 ground below water. 5 basis or origin. 6 essential character. adj. Lowest, last. v. 1 put a bottom to (a chair etc.). 2 find the extent of. 3 touch the bottom or lowest point (of). at bottom basically. Be at the bottom of have caused. Bottom out reach the lowest level. Get to the bottom of fully investigate and explain. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
stamina in a horse or man. Power to stand fatigue; endurance to receive a good beating and still fight on. “A fellow of pluck, sound wind, and good BOTTOM is fit to fight anything.” This was an old axiom among prize fighters. Pierce Egan was very fond of the word.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
spirit placed in a glass before aërated water is poured in. As, “a soda and a BOTTOM of brandy,” “soda and dark BOTTOM,” is American for soda and brown brandy. “BOTTOMED well with brandy.”—_Bon Gaultier Ballads._
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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