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boon·docks

 (bo͞on′dŏks′)
pl.n. Slang
1. Wild and dense brush; jungle.
2. Rural country; the backwoods.

[Originally military slang used by American soldiers engaging guerrillas in the Philippines before World War II, from Tagalog bundok, mountain, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bunduk, elevated ground.]

boondocks

(ˈbuːnˌdɒks)
pl n
1. wild, desolate, or uninhabitable country
2. a remote rural or provincial area
Sometimes shortened to: the Boonies
[C20: from Tagalog bundok mountain]

boon•docks

(ˈbunˌdɒks)

n. the, (used with a pl. v.)
1. an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh.
2. a remote rural area.
[1905–10, Amer.; < Tagalog bundok mountain + -s3 (in locative derivations as the sticks, the dumps, etc.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boondocks - a remote and undeveloped areaboondocks - a remote and undeveloped area  
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Translations

boondocks

[ˈbuːndɒks] NPL (US) out in the boondocksen el quinto pino

boondocks

pl (US inf: = backwoods) → Wildnis f; in the boondocksirgendwo, jwd (inf)
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