Definition of Backwoods

1. Noun. A remote and undeveloped area.

Exact synonyms: Back Country, Boondocks, Hinterland
Generic synonyms: Country, Rural Area



Definition of Backwoods

1. n. pl. The forests or partly cleared grounds on the frontiers.

Definition of Backwoods

1. Noun. Partly or wholly uncleared forest, especially in North America. ¹

2. Noun. A remote or sparsely inhabited region, especially in North America; away from big towns and from the influence of modern life. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to the backwoods. ¹

4. Adjective. Rough, uncouth, coarse, or crude in social matters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backwoods

1. [n]

Medical Definition of Backwoods

1. The forests or partly cleared grounds on the frontiers. Origin: Back, a. + woods. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backwoods

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backwashes
backwashing
backwater
backwatered
backwatering
backwaterish
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backweight
backweights
backwind
backwinded
backwinding
backwinds
backwood
backwoods (current term)
backwoods(a)
backwoodsman
backwoodsmen
backwoodsy
backword
backwords
backwork
backworks
backworm
backwound
backwrap
backwraps
backy
backyard

Literary usage of Backwoods

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1. Braddock's Road and Three Relative Papers by Archer Butler Hulbert (1903)
"... THE backwoods THE clearest insight into the days when Braddock's Road was built, and the most vivid pictures of the country through which it wound its ..."

2. Little Visits With Great Americans by Orison Swett Marden (1904)
"XXII A backwoods Boy Works His Way through College and Becomes University President. AT ten years of age he was a country lad on a backwoods farm on Prince ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"“ The present owner obtained it from a German peasant who has settled in the backwoods of Wisconsin, but how such a valuable curiosity found its way to that ..."

4. The Adirondack: Or, Life in the Woods by Joel Tyler Headley (1869)
"DEAR H : THEY have a curious way of disposing of civil and political matters in the backwoods ; for they are not trammelled by the formalities of law, ..."

5. Instructions to Young Sportsmen, in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting by Peter Hawker, William Trotter Porter (1846)
"THE author of " The backwoods of America," through the pages of the ... With our rifles on our shoulders,—a morsel of backwoods' fare in our pockets,—and ..."

6. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... company — Character of the men — Preparation for departure — Requisites of a leader — backwoods familiarity — Milton Sublette and his band — Rev. ..."

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