boon|docks [ˈbu:ndɔks US -da:ks] n [plural] AmE informal
[Date: 1900-2000; : Tagalog; Origin: bundok 'mountain']
the boondocks
a place that is a long way from the nearest town

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  • Boondocks — The boondocks is a remote, usually brushy rural areaWilliams, Edwin B. (general editor). The Scribner Bantam English Dictionary, Revised Edition , Bantam Books, September 1991, 1078 pages (from page 105), ISBN 0553264966] ; or a term for a remote …   Wikipedia

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  • boondocks — /boohn doks /, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh (usually prec. by the). 2. a remote rural area (usually prec. by the): The company moved to a small town out in the boondocks.… …   Universalium

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