boonies

[ boo-neez ]
/ ˈbu niz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

Informal. boondocks.

Nearby words

  1. boone, daniel,
  2. booner,
  3. boong,
  4. boonga,
  5. boongary,
  6. boor,
  7. boorish,
  8. boorishly,
  9. booshit,
  10. boost

Origin of boonies

see origin at boondocks, -ie

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Word Origin and History for boonies

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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