backwoods adj : inaccessible and sparsely populated [syn: backwoods(a), outback(a), remote] n : a remote and undeveloped area [syn: back country, boondocks, hinterland]
EtymologyFrom back + woods
- Partly or wholly uncleared forest
- A remote or sparsely inhabited region; away from big towns and from the influence of modern life
- Pertaining to the backwoods.
- Rough, uncouth, coarse or crude in social matters.
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