the boondocks

plural noun

US, informal
: an area that is not close to any towns or cities
She grew up in the boondocks, so city life came as a real shock to her.

Examples of the boondocks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Businessmen in the boondocks often flattered their Roman overlords by financing expensive monuments, Isin said. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2024 Zero-to-60 takes 6.0 seconds flat, top speed is 130 mph, and overall mileage, even figuring in plenty of hard beating through the boondocks, runs out at 16 mpg. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 21 Feb. 2023

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“The boondocks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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