Meaning of potshot
Pronunciation: (pot'shot"), [key]
— n., v., -shotor-shot•ted, -shot•ting.
- a shot fired at game merely for food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport.
- a shot at an animal or person within easy range, as from ambush.
- a casual or aimless shot.
- a random or incidental criticism: to take a potshot at military spending in a speech on taxation.
- to fire or aim potshots: critics potshotting at the administration.
- potshot (Thesaurus)