backwoods vs boondocks what difference

what is difference between backwoods and boondocks

English

Etymology

From back +‎ woods.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbakˌwʊdz/

Noun

backwoods pl (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.

Translations

Adjective

backwoods (not comparable)

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

Synonyms

  • backwood

Derived terms

  • backwoodsman
  • backwoodsy

References

  • backwoods in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


English

Noun

boondocks

  1. plural of boondock

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