- the portion of a lot or building site behind a house, structure, or the like, sometimes fenced, walled, etc.
- a familiar or nearby area; neighborhood.
Origin of backyard
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- a yard at the back of a house, etc
- in one's own back yard
- close at hand
- involving or implicating oneSee NIMBY
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Word Origin and History for back yard
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