• synonyms

back forty

or back 40

See more synonyms for back forty on Thesaurus.com
  1. remote, usually uncultivated acreage on a large piece of land, as on a farm or ranch.
Show More

Origin of back forty

apparently because forty acres was a typical size for such a piece of land
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018