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barnyard

noun barn·yard \ -ˌyärd \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of barnyard

: a usually fenced area adjoining a barn

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First Known Use of barnyard

14th century

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barnyard

adjective

Definition of barnyard

: smutty, earthy, scatological
  • barnyard humor

Examples of barnyard in a Sentence

  1. goats, pigs, and other barnyard animals

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First Known Use of barnyard

1924

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BARNYARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of barnyard for English Language Learners

  • : an area of ground near a barn that usually has a fence around it


barnyard

Definition of barnyard for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a farm

  • : not polite : somewhat crude or rude


BARNYARD Defined for Kids

barnyard

noun barn·yard \ ˈbärn-ˌyärd \

Definition of barnyard for Students

: a usually fenced area next to a barn


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