[noun out-bak; adjective, adverb out-bak]Australian
- (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.
Origin of outback
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Related Words for out backbackcountry, outback, wilderness, jungle, wasteland, desert, forest, province, boondocks, frontier, isolation, woodland, hinterland, interior, timberland, bush, wild, waste, barrens
- 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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