anchor child
 n.— «Known as “anchor” children, aid workers say the youngsters are put on boats by families who hope they’ll be resettled in the United States or Canada and can then apply to have their families join them.» —“Sympathy for the boat people is wearing thin” by Frances Kelly Toronto Star (Canada) June 2, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Tagged with →  

Leave a Reply