[ dawg-pach, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌpætʃ, ˈdɒg- /
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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.
noting or pertaining to such a community, or a person who lives there: a Dogpatch hoedown.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of Dogpatch
From the name of a fictional hamlet in “Li'l Abner,” a comic strip by Al Capp
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