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backwoods

plural noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a rural region that forms the edge of the settled or developed part of a country
  • lived far out in the backwoods and raised hogs for a living

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backwoods

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of backwoods (Entry 2 of 2)

as in provincial, countrified

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The first known use of backwoods was in 1709

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“Backwoods.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backwoods. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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