adjective Also back·wood, back·woods·y.
Examples from the Web for backwoods
He spends his days shacked up in a 400-square-foot converted turkey coop in the backwoods of Maine.Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions|Marlow Stern|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He suspected that the driver, who was identified as Cody Alan Legebokoff, was poaching in the backwoods.
While this free outdoor life develops strong and vigorous bodies, there is not much schooling in these backwoods settlements.Stories of Later American History|Wilbur F. Gordy
He had recognized that it was more effective to appear the backwoods lawyer than the well-groomed attorney.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
"Just exactly my way of looking at it, Major," answered Life, to whom the backwoods manner of talking was now a thing of the past.An Undivided Union|Oliver Optic
One described it as an “ungainly craft looking precisely like a backwoods sawmill mounted on a scow and set on fire.”Historic Inventions|Rupert S. Holland
Furthermore, the frontier journalists often noted the fine hospitality and congeniality of their backwoods hosts.The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784|George D. Wolf