What does the word backwoods mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • BACKWOODSMAN.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Wild, sparsely settled districts.

Usage examples for backwoods

  1. Some couldn't read or write and one was straight out of the Kentucky backwoods. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  2. An old feller from the backwoods somewheres- good deal like me, he was, and just about as green- was pictured standin' along with his city nephew in the gallery of the Exchange. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. I was about to observe that, wherever he may be- whether in the backwoods of America, or digging for gold in California, or wandering about the United Kingdom- there is little fear that he will quit his place of safety to dare the dangerous ground of West Lynne. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
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