Definition of boondocks in English:

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boondocks

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞onˌdäks/

plural noun

North American informal
Rough, remote, or isolated country: we’re out here in the boondocks, miles from a telephone
More example sentences
  • 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?
Synonyms
wasteland, bush
informal boonies, sticks

Origin

1940s: boondock from Tagalog bundok 'mountain'.

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Syllabification: boon·docks

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