- 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
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