How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Deborah Your Own Question

Deborah
Deborah, Research Analyst
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 3217
Experience:  Past President of City Garden Club, Hobbies of Gardening, Mom/Grandma, International Cooking
761613
Type Your Question Here...
Deborah is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Where does the term boondocks come from

This answer was rated:

You know when someone says it's way out in the boondocks?I'm not sure if it's boomdocks or boondocks or two words. Thanks

Hello,

When American GIs returned from Asia at the close of World War II, besides Victory they brought home a new word to add to the lexicon -- "boondocks". It is derived from bundok the Philippine word for mountain and decribes a place that is remote and inaccessible.

Click on the underlined link to learn more.

Deborah and 37 other General Specialists are ready to help you