Podunk

[ poh-duhngk ]
/ ˈpoʊ dʌŋk /

noun

any small and insignificant or inaccessible town or village: After a year in the big city, I was ready to move back to Podunk.

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Origin of Podunk

1660–70, Americanism; generic use of Podunk, village near Hartford, Conn.
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