noun \ˈnim-bē\

Definition of NIMBY

:  opposition to the locating of something considered undesirable (as a prison or incinerator) in one's neighborhood
NIMBY·ism \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Origin of NIMBY

not in my backyard
First Known Use: 1980


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