[ 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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Origin of outback

First recorded in 1875–80; out + back2
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British Dictionary definitions for outback

/ (ˈaʊtˌbæk) /


  1. the remote bush country of Australia
  2. (as modifier)outback life
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