the boonies

plural noun

US, informal
: an area that is not close to any towns or cities : boondocks
The school is way out in the boonies.

Examples of the boonies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In reality, the Leaky Lab Bug barely hit the boonies. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 14 Dec. 2023 And too many of us view the threat of fire as something that happens out in the boonies, far away from civilization. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2023 And though the rights holders eventually backed out of the venture, and all but three of the songs were discarded, the interbred DNA of Broadway and the boonies lives on. Jesse Green, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2023

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“The boonies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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