outback

[ noun out-bak; adjective, adverb out-bak ]
/ noun ˈaʊtˌbæk; adjective, adverb ˈaʊtˈbæk /
Australian

noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) the back country or remote settlements; the bush (usually preceded by the).

adjective

of, relating to, or located in the back country: outback settlements.

adverb

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

outback
/ (ˈaʊtˌbæk) /

noun

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