Meaning of BACKWOODS in English

BACKWOODS

I. -ˈwu̇dz noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Date: 1709

1. : wooded or partly cleared areas far from cities

2. : a remote or culturally backward area

• back·woodsy -ˈwu̇d-zē adjective

II. adjective

Date: 1784

: of, relating to, or suggesting backwoods ; especially : culturally backward or unsophisticated

a backwoods sentimentality

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.