- a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.
- Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.
Origin of back country
Examples from the Web for back country
Historical Examples of back country
Odd religious sects and strange "isms" were to be found in the back-country.Union and Democracy
As to the back-country settlements, the House of Burgesses should have provided for them.A Virginia Scout
"Oh, they are only back-country folk," said Lambert, rather impatiently.Hans Brinker
Mary Mapes Dodge
She had said she was going away, and she did not like going away from the back-country.The Black Opal
Katharine Susannah Prichard
There is a story of a clergyman coming to a back-country station in Australia during the agony of a great drought.Problems of the Pacific
- Australian and NZ land remote from a town or settled area