1. noun /ˈbakˌwʊdz/
a) Partly or wholly uncleared forest, especially in North America.

about that time, you may [...] reckon, if like me you belong to the back-woods, that I began to make up my acquaintance with hard times, and a plenty of them.

b) A remote or sparsely inhabited region, especially in North America; away from big towns and from the influence of modern life.
2. adjective /ˈbakˌwʊdz/
a) Pertaining to the backwoods.
b) Rough, uncouth, coarse, or crude in social matters.

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