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[boo-neez] /ˈbu niz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
Informal. boondocks.
see boondocks, -ie Unabridged
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  • 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.
Word Origin and History for boonies

colloquial shortening of boondocks; by 1964, originally among U.S. troops in Vietnam War (in reference to the rural areas of the country, as opposed to Saigon).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for boonies



Remote places; rural regions: The people out there in the boonies may not know you're past it

[Marine Corps 1900+; fr Tagalog bundok, ''mountain'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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