boondocks \BOON-doks\, noun:
1. A remote rural area (usually preceded by “the.”)
2. An uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods or marsh.
Boondocks finds its way into English from the Tagalog word bundok, “mountain.” Adopted by occupying American soldiers in the Philippines to designate a “remote and wild place.”
Somewhere in the boondocks of Minnesota, a young man dreams of Paris.