Definition of pot-shoot in US English:

pot-shoot

verb

US
  • with object And without object. To take a pot-shot at (a person or animal); to take pot-shots.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in ‘Ouida’ (1839–1908), novelist (real name Marie Louise de la Ramée). From pot + shoot, after pot-shot.

Pronunciation

pot-shoot

/ˈpɒtʃuːt/