Definition of Dogpatch in US English:

Dogpatch

noun

US
  • (The type of) an unsophisticated, impoverished rural community.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The English Journal. From Dogpatch, the name of an impoverished rural community in the comic strip Li'l Abner by ‘Al Capp’ (Alfred Gerald Caplin, 1909–79); compare quot. 1946.

Pronunciation

Dogpatch

/ˈdɒɡpatʃ/