back country


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

First recorded in 1740–50
Related formsback-coun·try, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for backcountry

boondocks, bush, farm, boonies

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British Dictionary definitions for backcountry

back country


Australian and NZ land remote from a town or settled area
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