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- noun Australia, colloquial, slang, offensive An influx of illegal
immigrantsor refugeesattempting to enter the countryby sea; an influx of boat people.
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From refugee + regatta ("boat race"), referring to the fact that the influxes tend to be seasonal, occurring normally during the cooler months.
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