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  1. boat peo·ple
    IPA[ˈbōt ˌpēpəl]
  2. plural

    • 1. refugees who have left a country by sea, in particular the Vietnamese who fled in small boats to Hong Kong, Australia, and elsewhere after the conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam in 1975.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: boat person, plural noun: boat people