Origin of NIMBY
British Dictionary definitions for nimby
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Word Origin and History for nimby
acronym for not in my back yard, 1980, American English, supposedly coined by Walter Rodgers of the American Nuclear Society.
Culture definitions for nimby
Acronym for “Not In My Back Yard.” A term for a person who resists unwanted development, such as manufacturing plants, prisons, power companies, or chemical companies in his or her own neighborhood or town.