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Dogpatch

or dog·patch

[ dawg-pach, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌpætʃ, ˈdɒg- /
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noun

a poor rural community in the U.S., especially in the South, whose inhabitants are unsophisticated and have little education: He acts like he's been raised in a Dogpatch.

adjective

noting or pertaining to such a community, or a person who lives there: a Dogpatch hoedown.

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Origin of Dogpatch

From the name of a fictional hamlet in “Li'l Abner,” a comic strip by Al Capp
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