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1. adjective Completely insignificant, out-of-the-way, and unsophisticated or uninteresting. The last I heard he had moved to some podunk little town in the middle of nowhere.
2. noun A fictional rural place that is completely insignificant, out-of-the-way, and unsophisticated or uninteresting. Capitalized in this use. Why would such a slick company like them hire some farm boy from Podunk like me? You'd better learn your way around this city. You're not in Podunk anymore, kid.
1. n. an imaginary rural town where everything and everyone is backward, old-fashioned, and inferior. This is the big city, not Podunk.
2. mod. rural and backward. (Usually podunk.) I want out of this podunk town.
A relatively unimportant rural place, town, or region. It is actually the name of several real towns and the name is derived from Algonquian, in which it denoted the name of a people and a marshy location. Mark Twain referred to it in a deprecating way, talking about a controversy and saying “They even know it in Podunk, wherever that may be” (“Mr. Beecher and the Clergy,” 1869). See also boonies; one-horse town.