acronym for not in my back yard, 1980, American English, supposedly coined by Walter Rodgers of the American Nuclear Society.
Acronym for “Not In My Back Yard.” A term for a person who resists unwanted development, such as manufacturing plants, prisons, power companies, or chemical companies in his or her own neighborhood or town.
(also nimbie or nebbie or nemmie or nemish) Nembutal2 or any barbiturate (1950+ Narcotics)
Exclusivist; fiercely protective: The local perspective is a recipe for disaster: ignorance, Nimby selfishness, isolationism, tribal and racial strife
not in my back yard: Institutions that no organized community wants in its backyard, prisons, sanitation works and other NIMBYs, have followed (1980+)
[fr ''not in my backyard'']