[ bahrn-yahrd ]
/ ˈbɑrnˌyɑrd /


Also called barnlot. a yard next to or surrounding a barn.


of, relating to, or typical of a barnyard: barnyard noises; simple paintings of barnyard life.
indecent; smutty; vulgar: His barnyard humor made us all blush.


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Origin of barnyard

First recorded in 1505–15; barn1 + yard2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for barnyard

/ (ˈbɑːnˌjɑːd) /


a yard adjoining a barn, in which farm animals are kept
(modifier) belonging to or characteristic of a barnyard
(modifier) crude or earthybarnyard humour
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