[ noun out-bak; adjective, adverb out-bak ]
/ noun ˈaʊtˌbæk; adjective, adverb ˈaʊtˈbæk /
(sometimes initial capital letter) the back country or remote settlements; the bush (usually preceded by the).
of, relating to, or located in the back country: outback settlements.
in or to the back country: They moved outback many years ago.
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British Dictionary definitions for out back
/ (ˈaʊtˌbæk) /
- the remote bush country of Australia
- (as modifier)outback life
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Word Origin and History for out back
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Idioms and Phrases with out back
see under out front.
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