back country

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  1. a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.

  2. Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station.

Origin of back country

First recorded in 1740–50

Other words from back country

  • back-country, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use back country in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for back country

back country

  1. Australian and NZ land remote from a town or settled area

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