Translation of "backwater" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈbæk.wɔː.tər/ us /ˈbæk.wɑː.t̬ɚ/

a part of a river where the water does not flow

agua estancada
We tied the boat up in a quiet backwater overnight.

disapproving a place that does not change because it is not influenced by new ideas or events that happen in other places

lugar atrasado
He grew up in a rural backwater.

(Translation of “backwater” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)