noun (used with a plural verb)
Informal. boondocks.

see boondocks, -ie Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

colloquial shortening of boondocks; c.1965, originally among U.S. troops in Vietnam War (in ref. to the rural areas of the country, as opposed to Saigon).
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Example sentences
People, a lot of them anyway, are tired of living out in the suburban boonies.
And you'd meet these guys' families that were living in thatched huts out in the boonies, trying to serve their country.
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