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1.
Somewhere out of the way; in the middle of nowhere; desolate. See boondocks.
"Where the hell are we?"

"I don't know, some backwater hick town. I can't find it on the map."
by Tengu November 06, 2008
 
2.
A place where minds have stagnated by a process of floating on one's Back and being baptized under-Water.
If you find yourself lost in some backwater town, don't try to reason with the natives. This could hurt their minds and provoke an attack.
by Cineambulist January 28, 2010