from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang One who objects to the establishment in one's neighborhood of projects, such as incinerators, prisons, or homeless shelters, that are believed to be dangerous, unsightly, or otherwise undesirable.
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- Alternative spelling of nimby. Not In My BackYard – opposition to building, or people opposed to building.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
n(ot) i(n) m(y) b(ack) y(ard).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined 1980 in UK by Emilie Travel Livezey, popularized by British politician Nicholas Ridley, who was Conservative Secretary of State for the Environment. (Wiktionary)