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Refugees, usually political ones, who attempt to flee from their native country to other countries by boat.
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refugees, esp from Vietnam in the late 1970s, who leave by boat hoping to be picked up by ships of another country
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refugees who have fled a country by boat, usu. without sufficient provisions.
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boat peoplen → boat people mpl
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