Definition of boondocks in English:


Syllabification: boon·docks
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞onˌdäks


North American informal
  • Rough, remote, or isolated country: we’re out here in the boondocks, miles from a telephone
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    • But I drift from the point, which is: what is a sane, accomplished, professional clarinet player to do while stuck out in the boondocks?
    • I don't think anyone should sit around and say, ‘I don't care that people who live in the boondocks and are dialing in over a modem can't access my site.’
    • Are you sure you want to trade all this in on an acreage in the boondocks of Alabama?
    backwater, hinterland, backwoods, backcountry, middle of nowhere; wasteland, bush
    informal boonies, sticks


1940s: boondock from Tagalog bundok 'mountain'.

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