plural noun[often as modifier] chiefly North American
1Remote uncleared forest land: backwoods homesteads
More example sentences
- I had always figured the reclusive Yeti as being a mysterious, private creature who lurked in some backwoods plot of land slowly being bulldozed and turned into apartment complexes.
- You'd think that the fact it took place, not in a makeshift basement church or at a remote backwoods campsite, but in a Senate office building, might have attracted considerable media frenzy.
- It's not the witty, clever-yet-deep film you might expect, coming across instead as a lightly funny, lazy exercise in mining the obvious humor value of thrusting a big city film crew into a Northeastern backwoods hamlet.
1.1A remote or sparsely inhabited region, especially one considered backward.
- This region is not the backwoods our party leadership seems to think it is.
- Toss in a taste of backwoods twang and that's some fine vittles.
- Pundits have long pondered the contradictions inherent in a vice-prez whose life contains both an out-and-proud lesbian daughter, and a backwoods redneck doofus boss.
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