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noun
a squalid and impoverished rural community.
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Origin of tobacco road

From the novel of the same name (1932) by U.S. author Erskine Caldwell (1903–87)
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Tobacco Road

(1932) A novel by the American author Erskine Caldwell, about a family of sharecroppers (see sharecropping) from Georgia and their many tragedies.

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