Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “backwoods”


plural noun    /ˈbækˈwʊdz/
a place that is off by itself, not near to transportation or a larger town: I grew up in the backwoods of North Carolina.
(Definition of backwoods plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of backwoods

Word of the Day


a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More