Definition of outback in English:

outback

Syllabification: out·back
Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌbak
 
/

noun

(the outback)
1The remote and usually uninhabited inland regions of Australia.
More example sentences
  • More than a hundred years ago people had very different ideas about the bush, the interior or the outback of South Australia than what we have today.
  • They all had that yellowing with age feel that is always represented in the outback Australia images and it felt run down and not entirely friendly.
  • And it was largely on the backs of these Afghans and their camels that the outback of Australia was opened.
1.1Any remote or sparsely populated region.
More example sentences
  • They may be able to wander about in the outbacks of that country or in the remoter regions of Pakistan.
  • Another time, he is a wanderer with a weather-beaten face exploring the Indian outbacks and striking chords with common people.
  • My constituency is in the outbacks and is a very backward one.

Derivatives

outbacker

noun

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