Definition of boondocks in English:

boondocks

plural noun

North American
informal
  • Rough or isolated country.

    ‘this place is out in the boondocks, you'll never get here by bus’
    • ‘And the superintendents of these places encouraged that because it made them look good: here they are out in the boondocks and a famous doctor has visited them.’
    • ‘Call it a boondocks mentality - that persists despite our international cachet.’
    • ‘The first guy landed about halfway down the mat and went sailing out into the boondocks tearing off his gear and banging up his airplane rather badly.’
    • ‘Sacred cows should graze with caution in the boondocks.’
    • ‘A rich media company buying up small stations in the boondocks might easily invest a lot of money in those stations to improve their news programs.’
    • ‘Its officers were no longer languishing in the boondocks, but were an influential part of the Washington scene.’
    • ‘We're way out in the boondocks of Delaware, in this little place called Georgetown, one street town.’
    • ‘But then here comes Jesus, the young upstart from the boondocks who has been raising eyebrows with his persistence and skill and surprising strategies.’
    • ‘Chester stops for a red light, the first one we have encountered after fifteen minutes of driving, our house is so out in the boondocks.’
    • ‘So understanding why new businesses do or don't emerge in the boondocks is essential to my career and the well-being of my family.’
    • ‘Steve's got a really lovely house out in the middle of the Michigan boondocks.’
    • ‘Paco, from the boondocks of Spain, dreams of becoming a bullfighter.’
    • ‘Are you sure you want to trade all this in on an acreage in the boondocks of Alabama?’
    • ‘He hoped that he hadn't done anything too stupid, though in this desert boondocks, what sort of trouble could he have gotten into?’
    • ‘And I don't reside in the boondocks where there are no services; I live in one of the biggest, most business-oriented suburbs of Chicago.’
    • ‘I don't think anyone should sit around and say, ‘I don't care that people who live in the boondocks and are dialing in over a modem can't access my site.’’
    • ‘But I drift from the point, which is: what is a sane, accomplished, professional clarinet player to do while stuck out in the boondocks?’
    • ‘‘They're of the mind that we're out here in the boondocks and therefore they can do what they please,’ he said.’
    • ‘Now Nevada City has the cultural advantages of a small city and the rural advantages of the boondocks.’
    • ‘Last night we went to the boondocks (or as close an approximation as we could get to the boondocks, living in L.A.) to watch the Perseid meteor shower.’
    countryside, green belt, great outdoors
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Origin

1940s: boondock from Tagalog bundok ‘mountain’.

Pronunciation

boondocks

/ˈbuːndɒks/