Pronunciation: (bOOn'doks"), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh (usually prec. by the).
2. a remote rural area (usually prec. by the): The company moved to a small town out in the boondocks.
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