boonies

[boo-neez]
noun (used with a plural verb)
Informal. boondocks.

Origin:
see boondocks, -ie

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boonies
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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  1. n.
    a remote and undeveloped place. (From boondocks.) : He lives out there in the boonies.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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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