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Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic *buthm- (cf. Old Frisian boden (soil), German Boden (ground, earth, soil)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ- (cf. Sanskrit बुध्न (budhna), πυθμήν (puthmēn), foundation), Latin fundus (bottom, piece of land, farm), Old Irish bond. Meaning "posterior of a man" is from 1794; the verb "to reach the bottom of" is from 1808. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882.

Singular
bottom

Plural
bottoms

bottom (plural bottoms)

  1. The lowest part from the uppermost part, in either of these senses:
    1. The part furthest in the direction toward which an unsupported object would fall.
    2. The part seen, or intended to be seen, nearest the edge of the visual field normally occupied by the lowest visible objects, as "footers appear at the bottoms of pages".
  2. (euphemism) The buttocks or anus.
  3. (baseball) The second half of an inning, the home team's turn to bat.
  4. (BDSM) A submissive in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.
  5. (slang, gay sexuality) A gay man who likes take a passive sexual role rather than an active role (e.g. to be penetrated in anal sex rather than to penetrate).
  6. (nautical) a cargo vessel, a ship.
  7. (nautical) certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater.


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