backblocks

backblocks

[bak-bloks]
noun (used with a plural verb) Australian.
the outback: They live in the backblocks.

Origin:
1870–75; back1 + block + -s3

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backblocks (ˈbækˌblɒks)
 
pl n
(Austral), (NZ) bush or remote farming area far distant from city amenities
 
'backblock
 
adj
 
'backblocker
 
n

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