back of bourke

I
Australian Slang
a very long way away; a remote inland area a great distance from the speaker; the middle of nowhere (from Bourke - a town in north-west NSW)
II
Australian English
The middle of nowhere.

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  • back of Bourke — /berrk/, Australian Informal. a remote area or place. [1915 20; Bourke, a town in far NW New South Wales] * * * back of Bourke idiom (AustralE) (in) the country, a long way from the coast and towns; in the ↑outback From the name of the town in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • back of Bourke — /berrk/, Australian Informal. a remote area or place. [1915 20; Bourke, a town in far NW New South Wales] * * * …   Universalium

  • Back of Bourke — a very long way away; a remote inland area a great distance from the speaker; the middle of nowhere (from Bourke a town in north west NSW) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • back o' Bourke — noun An extremely remote place or region. Syn: beyond the black stump, Woop Woop …   Wiktionary

  • back of Bourke — noun → Bourke2 (def. 2). {from Bourke2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • back o' Bourke — …   Useful english dictionary

  • (out the) back o' Bourke — (out the) back o’ Bourke australian informal phrase in the country, a long way from any towns Thesaurus: areas and places outside of towns and citieshyponym Main entry: Bourke …   Useful english dictionary

  • the back of Bourke — n Australian the back of beyond . Bourke is a remote town in northern New South Wales …   Contemporary slang

  • Bourke — UK [bɜː(r)k] US [bɜrk] Phrases: back o Bourke ▪ out the back o Bourke * * * Bourke 7 [Bourke] [bɜːk] [bɜːrk] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bourke — [ bɜrk ] (out the) back o Bourke AUSTRALIAN INFORMAL in the country, a long way from any town or city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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