dooryard

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

a yard in front of the door of a house.

Nearby words

  1. doorstep,
  2. doorstone,
  3. doorstop,
  4. doorway,
  5. doorwoman,
  6. doosra,
  7. doover,
  8. doozer,
  9. doozie,
  10. doozy

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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Word Origin and History for dooryard

dooryard

n.

c.1764, American English, from door + yard (n.1).

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