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boondocks

[ boon-doks ]
/ ˈbunˌdɒks /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Usually the boondocks .

an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh.
a remote rural area: The company moved to a small town out in the boondocks.

SYNONYMS FOR boondocks

2 back country, backwoods, provinces; boonies, sticks.

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Origin of boondocks

An Americanism first recorded in 1940–45; from Tagalog bundok “mountain” + -s3 (in locative derivations such as the sticks, the dumps, etc.)
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British Dictionary definitions for boondocks

boondocks
/ (ˈbuːnˌdɒks) /

pl n the boondocks US and Canadian slang

wild, desolate, or uninhabitable country
a remote rural or provincial area
Sometimes shortened to: the Boonies

Word Origin for boondocks

C20: from Tagalog bundok mountain
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