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Definition of "backwoods" []

  • Heavily wooded, uncultivated, thinly settled areas. (noun-plural)
  • An area that is far from population centers or that is held to be culturally backward. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "backwoods" in a sentence
  • "Maybe in backwoods Alaska she can say what she wants, but in now she's where she can be sued for her lies ..."
  • "And the Conservative cause no longer can be found at the tweedy, collegiate haunts but rather prefers to be spread out at some beer bar in backwoods Alabama."
  • "I'm alternately running and driving through this Gaimanesque forest/Wisconsin backwoods, when I get to THE BORDER."