the boondocks Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the boondocksnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈbuːn.dɒks/  us   /-dɑːks/ US disapproving
any ​area in the ​country that is ​quiet, has few ​peopleliving in it, and is a ​long way away from a ​town or ​city: She ​lives way out in the boondocks in some ​tinytown.
(Definition of the boondocks from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the boondocks”
in Chinese (Simplified) 荒野, 穷乡僻壤, 边远的乡村地区…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荒野, 窮鄉僻壤, 邊遠的鄉村地區…
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