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Origin of boonies

see origin at boondocks, -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of boonies

  • A young man from the boonies comes to New York City to make his fortune.

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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).

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