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  • adjective small, rural, and unimportant


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  • The real Smith started out in podunk Texas as flat-chested, dark-haired, unlovely Vickie Lynn Hogan with an abusive father, a hapless mother - and zero prospects.

    Archive 2007-02-11 Bill Crider 2007

  • You know the bill is due so why screw around and pretend you are in podunk Amerika where everybody knows your name and bills are always right where you expect them and if not, you'll get a thousand reminders.

    Rural Mexico revisited 2005

  • Menand or other R-1 types may think of us as "podunk" but I truly feel like a public intellectual where I am.

    Ferule & Fescue Flavia 2010

  • The community name connotes a backwoods community, much like "podunk"

    Election Central Sunday Roundup 2009

  • Did the (alleged) mother _really_, upon her water breaking: give a speech, fly to Seattle for a layover, fly to Alaska, then drive for 45 minutes to have her (premature) baby be born in a relatively "podunk" medical facility?

    Sarah Palin Clarifies Reasons for Resignation Sarah Palin 2009

  • Try moving outside of your "podunk" little town and your moms basement and learn a little about how the real world operates.

    The 10 most corrupt elections 2008

  • Here's something out of left field: The term "podunk," is of American Indian origin. 2010

  • The word "podunk" was used five times; "lunk-headed" and "trashy" were used to describe our students, none of whom had he met.

    CHE > Latest news 2010

  • "And all our lives we've been told, 'podunk' and 'hick town' and 'backwoods' and guess what: we just had a boy out of here that went to compete with the big guns. ...

    The OBSERVER 2010

  • Bozo The Neoclown says: people like big john make me proud to live in new england and not the podunk-assed state he does.

    Think Progress » Rep. Deal says he’s not questioning Obama’s ‘legitimacy’ while asking for his birth certificate. 2010


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  • A nondescript, obscure or insignificant city or place. Usually pejorative or ironic. Can be used as a modifier, noun, adjective, and so on. Largely informal.

    March 21, 2012