[ boo-neez ]
/ ˈbu niz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

Informal. boondocks.

Origin of boonies

see origin at boondocks, -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for boonies



colloquial shortening of boondocks; by 1964, originally among U.S. troops in Vietnam War (in reference to the rural areas of the country, as opposed to Saigon).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper