a remote and undeveloped location occasionally made use of deprecatingly
- a remote and undeveloped location
1910s, from Tagalog bundok "mountain." Adopted by occupying American troops into the Philippines for "remote and crazy spot." Reinforced or re-adopted during World War II. For this reason, additionally boondockers "shoes designed for harsh terrain," initially (1944) U.S. solutions slang word for industry shoes.