Definition of bottom-heavy in English:

bottom-heavy

adjective

  • 1Heavier or larger at the bottom than the top.

  • 2figurative Figurative. Characterized by a disproportionately large number of people representing the lower end of a scale, range, or hierarchy.

  • 3Of music: dominated by bass sounds or instrumentation.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Maryland Gazette. From bottom + heavy.

Pronunciation

bottom-heavy

/ˌbɒtəmˈhɛvi/