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boondocks

Line breaks: boon|docks
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːndɒks
 
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Definition of boondocks in English:

plural noun

North American informal
Rough or isolated country: this place is out in the boondocks, you’ll never get here by bus
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?

Origin

1940s: boondock from Tagalog bundok 'mountain'.

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