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Synonyms of backwoods in English:

plural noun

  • the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere, remote areas, the wilds, the hinterlands, a backwater;
    North American the backcountry, the backland;
    Australian the outback, the bush, the backblocks, the booay;
    South African the backveld, the platteland
    informalthe sticks
    North American informalthe boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
    Australian/New Zealand informalWoop Woop, beyond the black stump
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