boondock

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Etymology[edit]

1910s, Tagalog bundok (mountain), adopted by American troops, reinforced or re-adopted during World War II.[1]

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boondock (plural boondocks)

  1. (chiefly in the plural, US) A brushy rural area or location.
    We got lost out in the boondocks, miles from anywhere.

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boondock (third-person singular simple present boondocks, present participle boondocking, simple past and past participle boondocked)

  1. (US) To camp in a dry brushy location. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (US) To stay in a self-contained recreational vehicle in a remote location, without connections to water, power, or sewer services.
    Traveling in the American southwest, we avoid people by boondocking in the desert.

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  1. ^ boondock” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.