- 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.
Origin of barnyard
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Examples from the Web for barnyard
This isn't a comic, it's a Beckett play with barnyard animals.Less is Moo: The Genius of Gary Larson
March 22, 2013
When I went into the barnyard,” he explained later during an interview, “I never saw a chicken leading a group of turkeys.Rahm and Race in Chicago
January 4, 2011
On Tuesday morning, Chanel went where Chanel has never gone before: to the barnyard.The Best of Paris Fashion Week
October 7, 2009
The little house was bustling; a dozen automobiles were parked in the barnyard.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
It was as if their barnyard well had burst into a mighty, high-shooting geyser.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
But when he saw her at the barnyard gate, he was again in the dark as to her motive.
In our barnyard no family is more respected than that of the ducks.
"We are not the first, after all," said the preacher as he saw the number of conveyances in and about the barnyard.Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
- 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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Word Origin and History for barnyard
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