Meaning of Timbuktu

Tim•buk•tu

Pronunciation: (tim"buk-t', tim-buk't), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in central Mali, W Africa, near the Niger River. 19,500. French,
  2. any faraway place.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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