from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Refugees, usually political ones, who attempt to flee from their native country to other countries by boat: "hundreds of thousands of boat people descending on the nation, arms outstretched in need” ( Jerry Adler).
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- n. Plural form of boat person.
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