jetsam
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɛtsəm/
Noun

jetsam

  1. articles thrown overboard from a ship or boat in order to lighten the load of a ship in distress
    There she was, floating amongst the jetsam, like so much debris.
  2. (by extension) discarded odds and ends
    They were the jetsam of the dot-com bust.
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