Meaning of flotsam
Pronunciation: (flot'sum), [key]
- the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating on the water. Cf. jetsam, lagan.
- material or refuse floating on water.
- useless or unimportant items; odds and ends.
- a vagrant, penniless population:Also called the flotsam of the city slums in medieval Europe.
- flotsam (Thesaurus)