false bottom

false bot·tom
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls bot-uh m]
    • /fɔls ˈbɒt əm/
    • /fɔːls ˈbɒtəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls bot-uh m]
    • /fɔls ˈbɒt əm/

Definitions of false bottom words

  • noun false bottom a horizontal partition above the actual bottom of a box, trunk, etc., especially one forming a secret compartment. 1
  • noun false bottom a bottom, as of a box, between which and the real bottom there is a secret compartment 0
  • noun false bottom the bottom of a glass, as one in which whiskey is served, designed to give the illusion that the glass holds more than it does 0

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Origin of false bottom

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1790-1800

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Parts of speech for False bottom


false bottom popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

false bottom usage trend in Literature

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