backwoods

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From back +‎ woods.

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Noun[edit]

backwoods (plural only)

  1. Partly or wholly uncleared forest, especially in North America.
  2. A remote or sparsely inhabited region, especially in North America; away from big towns and from the influence of modern life.
    • 1834, David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of, Nebraska 1987, p. 22:
      about that time, you may [...] reckon, if like me you belong to the back-woods, that I began to make up my acquaintance with hard times, and a plenty of them.

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Adjective[edit]

backwoods (not comparable)

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

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