Podunk


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Po·dunk

 (pō′dŭngk′)
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.]

podunk

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

Po•dunk

(ˈpoʊ dʌŋk)

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

Podunk

n (US pej: = backwater, boring provincial town) → Krähwinkel nt (pej)
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