Definition of flotsam:
trash, detritus, residue, ashes, rubble, bum, flotsam and jetsam, stateless, floating wreckage, refuse, homeless, jetsam, gypsy, derelict, street people, ruins, ruin, hobo, remains, e-waste, bag lady, litter, down-and-out, landfill, wreck, junk, wreckage, debris, waste, garbage.
- "A Minstrel In France", Harry Lauder.
The flotsam and jetsam of the hunt pervaded the landscape: standing on one long bank, three dismounted farmers flogged away at the refusing steeds below them, like anglers trying to rise a sulky fish; half- a- dozen hats, bobbing in a string, showed where the road riders followed the delusive windings of a bohereen.- "Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross.
Around the shop was the characteristic flotsam, a cart with a mashed wheel, a plough with a broken mould- board, innumerable rusted tires, worn wagon- irons, and the other wreckage of this pioneer outpost of the mechanic.- "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.