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dooryard

[ dawr-yahrd, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌyɑrd, ˈdoʊr- /
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noun

a yard in front of the door of a house.

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Origin of dooryard

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; door + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for dooryard

dooryard
/ (ˈdɔːˌjɑːd) /

noun

US and Canadian a yard in front of the front or back door of a house
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