podunk

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Etymology[edit]

From Podunk, a mythical small town of no importance.

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podunk (comparative more podunk, superlative most podunk)

  1. small, rural, and unimportant
    • 2007 February 5, “"We're not some podunk town anymore”, USA Today:
      "'A Super Bowl win can legitimize us as a town. We're not some small podunk town anymore,'" said Spencer Venable of Indianapolis.
    • 2010, “Round-Up Time: Pendleton Town Celebrates 100th!”:
      Yes the beautiful time every year when this little podunk town [of Pendleton, Oregon] swells to four or five times her size with Round-Up feverish Cowboy types who chew, spit and chase four-legged critters around a screaming arena….check that….That’s normal…
    • 2015 May 21, “You might live in a podunk town if...”:
      You might live in a podunk town if...your Wal-Mart has a hitching post.

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