- Informal. boondocks.
Origin of boonies
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Examples from the Web for boonies
A young man from the boonies comes to New York City to make his fortune.4 Books You Must Read
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Alan wondered why Kurt was so pleasant with these cops out in the boonies but so hostile to the law in Kensington Market.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
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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