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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. Informal. boondocks.
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Origin of boonies

see origin at boondocks, -ie
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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).

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