boondocks

[ boon-doks ]
/ ˈbunˌdɒks /

noun (used with a plural verb)

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

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Origin of boondocks

1940–45, Americanism; < Tagalog bundok mountain + -s3 (in locative derivations such as the sticks, the dumps, etc.)

SYNONYMS FOR boondocks

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

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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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