outback

[n. out-bak; adj., adv. out-bak] Australian.
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the back country or remote settlements; the bush (usually preceded by the ).
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or located in the back country: outback settlements.
adverb
3.
in or to the back country: They moved outback many years ago.

Origin:
1875–80; out + back2

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outback (ˈaʊtˌbæk)
 
n
a.  the remote bush country of Australia
 b.  (as modifier): outback life

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outback
"back-country, interior regions of Australia," 1907, Australian Eng., originally an adv., "out in the back settlements" (1878), from out + back.
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Example sentences
Farmers are now asking whether much of the outback that supported their forebears can still sustain them.
Many venture to these remote parts of the continent for the tranquillity the outback offers.
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