(US) rough country, jungle, an isolated or wild region; plus fig. use as an isolated unappealing place; thus boondocker, one who comes from such a place.
|A Flying Tiger’s Diary (1984) 58: His engine cut out [...] and he went off into the boondocks and tore off his landing gear.18 Dec. in|
|(con. 1943) Big War 123: That’s the trouble with being stuck down in the boondocks. [Ibid.] 183: Well, old boondocker [...] I guess you know that’s the end of the carnival.|
|Restless Men 124: He stared along the [...] bank of black dust and dried mud and sunwarmed buffalo turds. ‘Godforsaken boondocks — what else’d bother to live here?’.|
|Carlito’s Way 19: His uncle kept him in the boondocks.|
|Wiseguy (2001) 115: He lived in the boondocks of Jersey.|
|Dolores Claiborne 53: Out here in the boondocks about the most int’restin thing a person can do is die sudden.|
|Big Ask 68: If this woman was mine, I’d be superglued to her, not chasing turnstile attendants in the boondocks.|