back·​block ˈbak-ˌbläk How to pronounce backblock (audio)
Australia and New Zealand
: boondocks sense 2
usually used in plural

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backblock was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Backblock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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