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n. Slang
A small isolated town, region, or place that is regarded as unimportant.

[After Podunk, name of two New England towns, of southern New England Algonquian origin.]


(of a town, county, college etc) small and unimportant; insignificant


(ˈpoʊ dʌŋk)

any small, insignificant, or inaccessible town.
[1660–70; generic use of Podunk, village near Hartford, Ct.]


n (US pej: = backwater, boring provincial town) → Krähwinkel nt (pej)
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Delaware River Solar will construct its Enfield I project, a 14-acre, 2-megawatt, off-site solar renewable energy generation facility on Podunk Road.
Instead, the orchestra winds up in the (fictional) Beit HaTikvah, a podunk Negev town that describes itself as having zero culture altogether, let alone an Arabic one.
Sunset dinner cruises, posh wedding receptions--the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown.
And now I come to some no-name Podunk, California town.
In the tiny podunk town of Hawthorne, North Carolina, seventeen-year-old geeks Lula and Rory share everything but most especial, sci-fi and fantasy fandom, including Friday night binge-watching of old X-Files episodes, as well as that feeling that they don't quite fit in.
Unless you file from Podunk to Nowhere, the chance of you actually getting a direct clearance is remote.
A typical IFR clearance from a non-towered airport will usually go something like this: "N12345 is cleared to Podunk Airport via runway heading to 2000 then as filed.
the mommy-and-me playdates of this Podunk town called parenthood, in
Hayloft Steppers Square Dance Club, 232 Podunk Road.
Ironically, since contemporary country radio won't play legacy artists like Haggard, it means the 77-year-old Bakersfield native "works harder in other ways," and he's proud to note "attendance has doubled over the past few years and we're looking at 100% sold-out shows, and that includes Tuesday night in Podunk with no gambling or anything else going on.
Bummed that my subscription ran out and I live in a rural, backwooded, podunk town that would NEVER carry a mag like this.
It's a Podunk bridge," agreed Joe Harwood, spokesman for the Eugene Water & Electric Board.