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1. Wild and dense brush; jungle.
2. Rural country; the backwoods.
[Originally military slang used by American soldiers engaging guerrillas in the Philippines before World War II, from Tagalog bundok, mountain, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bunduk, elevated ground.]
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pl nSometimes shortened to: the Boonies
1. wild, desolate, or uninhabitable country
2. a remote rural or provincial area
[C20: from Tagalog bundok mountain]
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n. the, (used with a pl. v.)
1. an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh.
2. a remote rural area.
[1905–10, Amer.; < Tagalog bundok mountain + -s3 (in locative derivations as the sticks, the dumps, etc.)]
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