boonies

plural noun
boon·​ies | \ ˈbü-nēz How to pronounce boonies (audio) \

Definition of boonies

US, informal
: a thinly settled rural area : boondocks used with theOut here in the boonies, the electricity goes down in almost every storm.— Stephen KingFor those of us who grew up in the boonies or the burbs, the effort to be chic has long been a sort of metropolitan imperative.— Cooke Goolrick

First Known Use of boonies

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Boonies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boonies. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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