American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Wild and dense brush; jungle.
- n. Slang Rural country; the backwoods.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a remote and undeveloped area; -- sometimes used deprecatingly.
- n. a remote and undeveloped area
- 1910s, Tagalog bundok ("mountain"), adopted by American troops, reinforced or re-adopted during World War II. (Wiktionary)
- From Tagalog bundok, mountain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“3. Abbreviated form of the word boondocks: the most remote part or parts of our country.”
“The ten-minute ride to the boondocks was a small mistake on their part.”
“Whooley and his friends would take their cars racing in the boondocks, which is pretty much everywhere in Wyoming, according to Whooley.”
“We used to go to bar called the boondocks and drink, dance and shoot pool.”
“We let her have her prom with her girlfriend and her tuxedo and we went to party it up in the "boondocks" not because we wanted her rights violated, but so we could salvage what has turned into a total fiasco.”
“When they became tired of the rat race of city life, they relocated to the "boondocks" to raise their children.”
“The Catch: In an effort to obliterate the term "boondocks," the government finally provides rural areas with access to faster Internet (and possibly America Online).”
“boondocks" is smart social commentary. maybe you should get that stick removed.”
“The Too Dumb To Live young adults are competing in an "apocalyptic survival" reality show that for some reason takes place in the West Virginia boondocks.”
“All my classmates seemed to be doing something great and here I was in the boondocks," said Mr. Kimura.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘boondocks’.
Since English is littered with loanwords, everything could conceivably end up here. But there is a distinct feeling associated with these.. maybe they're young additions to the English language; I ...
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Inspired by comments on Crapanddiarrhea and Hickalulu. (Thanks Oroboros!)
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
Originally this list was to contain multisyllabic words that end in "oon," but as you can see from the comments, all hell broke loose.
Just plain fun to say and wonder about their origins.
States of being are listed on oofy.
Looking for tweets for boondocks.