Definition of bottom adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒtəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtəm//
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  •  [only before noun] in the lowest, last or furthest place or position the bottom line (on a page) your bottom lip the bottom step (of a flight of stairs) on the bottom shelf Put your clothes in the bottom drawer. Their house is at the bottom end of Bury Road (= the end furthest from where you enter the road). in the bottom right-hand corner of the page the bottom end of the price range to go up a hill in bottom gear We came bottom (= got the worst result) with 12 points.
  • Word OriginOld English botm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bodem ‘bottom, ground’ and German Boden ‘ground, earth’.Idioms
    you can bet your life/your bottom dollar (on something/(that)…)
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    (informal) used to say that you are certain that something will happen You can bet your bottom dollar that he'll be late.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bottom