A bottom girl, bottom woman, or bottom bitch, is an American term for a prostitute who sits atop the hierarchy of prostitutes working for a particular pimp. A bottom girl is usually the prostitute who has been with the pimp the longest and consistently makes the most money. Being the bottom girl gives the prostitute status and power over the other women working for her pimp; however, the bottom girl also bears many responsibilities. In U.S. v. Pipkins, the Eleventh Circuit described the bottom girl's duties as "work[ing] the track in [her pimp's] stead, running interference for and collecting money from the pimp's other prostitutes, [and] look[ing] after the pimp's affairs if the pimp was out of town, incarcerated, or otherwise unavailable". Similarly, the Training Manual of the Hawaiian Prostitution Intervention Program explains that the bottom girl's obligations may include handling finances, and training and recruiting other prostitutes.
Bottom Bitches in Popular Culture
In the South Park Episode "Butters' Bottom Bitch", Butters becomes a pimp and refers to the character Sally as, "just my bottom bitch".
- Sisters Offering Support, ALVARO, Prostitution Intervention Program (PIP) Training Manual. Sisters Offering Support is a Hawaii-based NGO. PIP is a "peer-based alternative sentencing program for adult and juvenile prostitution offenders and nonoffenders". PIP Training Manual, 1.
- PIP Training Manual, 18.
- 378 F.3d 1281 (11th Cir. 2004). http://openjurist.org/378/f3d/1281/united-states-v-pipkins
- Pipkin, 1285.