noun (used with a plural verb) Australian.
the outback: They live in the backblocks.
Origin of backblocks
First recorded in 1870–75; back1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for backblocks
Historical Examples of backblocks
You'll be jolly glad to get rid of me and be off with the uncle into the backblocks.
They come down from the backblocks with perhaps a hundred pounds to spend on a week of blissful unconsciousness.
In this article the paper spoke of backblocks bushmen under the generic soubriquet of Billjim.
British Dictionary definitions for backblocks
Derived Formsbackblock, adjectivebackblocker, noun
Australian and NZ bush or remote farming area far distant from city amenities
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