fresh/just off the boat

Definition of fresh/just off the boat

informal

  1. :  recently arrived in a country My parents met in New York when my father was fresh off the boat from Italy.

Word by Word Definitions

freshplay
  1. :  having its original qualities unimpaired: such as

    :  full of or renewed in vigor :  refreshed

    :  not stale, sour, or decayed

  1. :  just recently :  newly

  1. :  an increased flow or rush (as of water) :  freshet

    :  a stream, spring, or pool of freshwater

justplay
  1. : archaic variant ofjoust

  1. :  having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason :  reasonable

    :  faithful to an original

    :  conforming to a standard of correctness :  proper

  1. :  exactly, precisely

    :  very recently

    :  by a very small margin :  barely

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

boatplay
  1. :  a small vessel for travel on water

    :  ship

    :  a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device

  1. :  to place in or bring into a boat

    :  to go by boat


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