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Friday words: flotsam and jetsam

Flotsam
noun flot·sam \ˈflät-səm\

: floating pieces, parts, etc., from a ship that has been wrecked

Full Definition
1: floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo; broadly : floating debris
2 a : a floating population (as of emigrants or castaways)
b : miscellaneous or unimportant material
c : debris, remains

Etymology:

Anglo-French floteson, from floter to float, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English flotian to float, flota ship
First Known Use: circa 1607


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