or dog·patch

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


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.

Origin of Dogpatch

from the name of a fictional hamlet in “Li'l Abner,” a comic strip by Al Capp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019