boonies

[ boo-neez ]
/ ˈbu niz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

Informal. boondocks.

Origin of boonies

see origin at boondocks, -ie
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boonies


n.

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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