boondocks

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noun plural boon·docks \ˈbün-ˌdäks\

Definition of boondocks

  1. 1 :  rough country filled with dense brush

  2. 2 :  a rural area :  sticks

Examples of boondocks in a sentence

  1. <a former city girl who was still adjusting to life in the boondocks>

Origin and Etymology of boondocks

Tagalog bundok mountain


First Known Use: 1930




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