from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fish or other animal that feeds on the bottom of a body of water.
  • noun One that feeds low on the food chain; a scavenger.
  • noun An opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others.
  • noun A low or despicable person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fish or other aquatic creature who feeds off the bottom of their habitat; a flatfish
  • noun By extension A person who dwells amidst or thrives off of the unwholesome things in a society

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  • noun an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others


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