fresh/just off the boat

Definition of fresh/just off the boat

informal
: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

fresh play
  1. : having its original qualities unimpaired: such as

  2. : full of or renewed in vigor : refreshed

  3. : not stale, sour, or decayed

  1. : just recently : newly

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

  2. : a stream, spring, or pool of freshwater

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

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

boat play
  1. : a small vessel for travel on water

  2. : ship

  3. : a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device

  1. : to place in or bring into a boat

  2. : to go by boat


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