AskDefine | Define backwoods

Dictionary Definition

backwoods adj : inaccessible and sparsely populated [syn: backwoods(a), outback(a), remote] n : a remote and undeveloped area [syn: back country, boondocks, hinterland]

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From back + woods


backwoods (pl)
  1. Partly or wholly uncleared forest
  2. A remote or sparsely inhabited region; away from big towns and from the influence of modern life


  1. Pertaining to the backwoods.
  2. Rough, uncouth, coarse or crude in social matters.


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Extensive Definition

Backwoods is the name of a 2008 film starring Ryan Merriman & Haylie Duff.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

back, back country, back of beyond, back-country, backcountry, backwash, backwater, backwood, backwoodsy, boondock, boondocks, borderland, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld, forests, frontier, hinterland, outback, outpost, sticks, sylvan, the bush, timbers, uninhabited region, up-country, virgin, virgin land, virgin territory, waste, wasteland, wild, wild West, wilderness, wilds, woodland, woodlands, woods
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