Definitions starting with B

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Bottom: the Bottom

[cf. US dial. South, Mid bottom low-lying, swampy land; a community in such an area, often poor DARE; US Black (Black) Bottom a run-down, disreputable area in a black community (Major)] n. 1. a neighborhood in a low-lying area, as at the foot of a hill. (Eleu., San Sal.)

2. the poorest area in a community. cf. COUNTER BOTTOM, OVER BACK (Exuma, Nassau)

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 14:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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