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backwoods

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction back·woods \-ˈwu̇dz\

Definition of backwoods

  1. 1 :  wooded or partly cleared areas far from cities

  2. 2 :  a remote or culturally backward area

backwoodsy

play \-ˈwu̇d-zē\ adjective

1709

First Known Use of backwoods

1709


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backwoods

adjective back·woods

Definition of backwoods

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggesting backwoods; especially :  culturally backward or unsophisticated a backwoods sentimentality

1784

First Known Use of backwoods

1784


BACKWOODS Defined for English Language Learners

backwoods

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Definition of backwoods for English Language Learners

  • : an area that is far from cities


BACKWOODS Defined for Kids

backwoods

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noun plural back·woods \ˈbak-ˈwu̇dz\

Definition of backwoods for Students

  1. 1 :  wooded or partly cleared areas away from cities

  2. 2 :  a place that is backward in culture



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