NIMBY

noun
\ˈnim-bē \

Definition of NIMBY 

: opposition to the locating of something considered undesirable (such as a prison or incinerator) in one's neighborhood

Other Words from NIMBY

NIMBYism \ ˈnim-​bē-​ˌi-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of NIMBY

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for NIMBY

not in my backyard

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