boondocking n. living without conveniences such as municipal electricity or water, indoor plumbing, or grocery stores, especially when camping with a recreational vehicle;roughing it. Editorial Note: Other variations on to boondock, according to the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, are the military sense of ‘to go into or through boondocks; to march through boondocks as punishment or training’; the youth or student sense of ‘to go with a date into a wooded or isolated area for the purpose of love-making’; and the trucking sense of ‘to travel on back roads.’ The 1963 citation probably belongs to the latter sense. Etymological Note: From the boondocks, a wild or unpopulated area, from the Tagalog bundoc or bondoc ‘a mountain.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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