Search for words

Refine search criteria

Choose an word from the list. Use the scroll bar to see all the words.
Fill up the form below to narrow your search. Use the scroll bar to see the submit button.
Speaker and interview
Word or expression


Locations Map

Search Results...

There are 3 examples displayed out of 3 filtered.

The sticks

Parf of speech: Expression, OED Year: 1905, OED Evaluation: Originally US

A remote, thinly populated, rural area; the backwoods; hence, in extended use, any area that is off the beaten track or thought to be provincial or unsophisticated

...and I started meeting a lot of people from um- what I call the sticks, I 'm so- I was- yeah you-know, I- I must admit I think I was...
Rural area
Speaker: Yup, they're all nice little towns. But, were just back in the sticks and quiet. Interviewer: Yeah it's nice though. I'm liking it. Speaker: I know and the first time my aunt come over from England…
Rural area
Speaker: They'd say we're from the sticks. Interviewer: The sticks? Speaker: Yeah. The sticks means you're backward, you're back from the- Interviewer: Mm, yeah, yeah, yeah. Speaker: From the bush.
Rural area