Definition of Dogpatch in English:

Dogpatch

noun

US
  • (The type of) an unsophisticated, impoverished rural community.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The English Journal. From Dogpatch, the name of an impoverished rural community in the comic strip Li'l Abner by ‘Al Capp’ (Alfred Gerald Caplin, 1909–79).

Pronunciation

Dogpatch

/ˈdɒɡpatʃ/