dog patch


[dawg-pach, dog-]
a poor rural community in the U.S., especially in the South, whose inhabitants are unsophisticated and have little education: He acts like he's been raised in a Dogpatch.
noting or pertaining to such a community, or a person who lives there: a Dogpatch hoedown.
Also, dogpatch.

from the name of a fictional hamlet in “Li'l Abner,” a comic strip by Al Capp Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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