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[boo-neez] /ˈbu niz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
Informal. boondocks.
Origin of boonies
See origin at boondocks, -ie Unabridged
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colloquial shortening of boondocks; by 1964, originally among U.S. troops in Vietnam War (in reference to the rural areas of the country, as opposed to Saigon).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Remote places; rural regions: The people out there in the boonies may not know you're past it

[Marine Corps 1900+; fr Tagalog bundok, ''mountain'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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