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backwater

back·wa·ter

backwater

 
pronunciation:
baek waw tr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pool of water that a dam, current, flood, or the like prevents from flowing.
definition 2: any place that is seen as primitive, unchanging, or stagnant.
She couldn't wait to get out of that small town, which she considered a cultural backwater.
similar words:
boondocks