Translation of "flotsam" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈflɒt.səm/ us /ˈflɑːt.səm/ also flotsam and jetsam

pieces of broken wood and other waste materials found on the beach or floating on the sea

restos flotantes
We wandered along the shore, stepping over the flotsam that had washed up in the night.

anything or anyone that is not wanted or not considered to be important or useful

desechos, marginados
The homeless sleep in doorways and stations – we step over their bodies like so much human flotsam.

(Translation of “flotsam” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)