Definition of 'backwater'
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She had never been stuck in a dull suburban backwater like this. AFTERMATH (2001)But there was no apparent reason for anybody to harbour idle curiosity about this particular backwater. THE LAST TEMPTATION (2001)You couldn't have missed it, not even in that backwater of yours. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2001)
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Used Occasionally. backwater is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'backwater'
British English: backwater NOUN
A backwater is a place that is isolated.
...a quiet rural backwater.
Definition of backwater from the Collins English Dictionary
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