back wood

backwoods

[bak-woodz]
noun
1.
(often used with a singular verb) wooded or partially uncleared and unsettled districts.
2.
any remote or isolated area.
adjective Also, backwood, backwoodsy.
3.
of or pertaining to the backwoods.
4.
unsophisticated; uncouth.

Origin:
1700–10, Americanism; back1 + woods


2. hinterland, provinces, wilds, woodland; sticks, boondocks, boonies, bush, backwater.
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backwoods (ˈbækwʊdz)
 
pl n
1.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) partially cleared, sparsely populated forests
2.  any remote sparsely populated place
3.  (modifier) of, from, or like the backwoods
4.  (modifier) uncouth; rustic

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