meaning of boondocks

boondocks meaning in General Dictionary

a remote and undeveloped location occasionally made use of deprecatingly

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  • a remote and undeveloped location

boondocks meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.