Meaning of “boat people” in the English Dictionary

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"boat people" in British English

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(Definition of “boat people” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boat peopleplural noun

/ˈboʊt ˌpi·pəl/

people who have left their country by boat, usually in the hope of finding safety in another place

(Definition of “boat people” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)