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A.Word.A.Day--boondocks

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boondocks (BOON-doks) noun

1. An uninhabited area filled with thick brush.

2. A rural area; backwoods.

[From Tagalog bundok (mountain).]

"[Yoshiko] thought my hometown, Nagoya, which is even farther west, was really out in the boondocks."

This week's theme: Words from "Made in Japan", by Sony co-founder Akio Morita

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