barnyard

noun
barn·​yard | \ˈbärn-ˌyärd \

Definition of barnyard 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually fenced area adjoining a barn

barnyard

adjective

Definition of barnyard (Entry 2 of 2)

: smutty, earthy, scatological barnyard humor

Examples of barnyard in a Sentence

Adjective

goats, pigs, and other barnyard animals

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The top and bottom layers are pure, overwhelming barnyard. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 Goats followed at 25 percent, then pigs at 13.8, humans at 4.8, dogs at 3.6, cats at 3.4, and barnyard fowl at 1.8 percent. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Only female mosquitoes bother us (and other facts about the insects Alaskans love to hate)," 7 July 2018 The interior is trimmed in a barnyard of high end woods and leather, and can be ordered with a pair of first-class rear seats and a bar between them. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is ridiculously large and luxurious," 10 May 2018 The AT&T Center has been cleaned and fumigated after its three-week stand as a barnyard. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "As Spurs limp into March, a different kind of stretch run," 2 Mar. 2018 That’s when the Seal Team 6 of barnyard animals bravely went into the fray (a nearby bush) and found a chicken named June. Michael Harriot, The Root, "I Wanted to Attend This Vigil For a Dead Chicken Just to Say I Was At The Whitest Thing That Ever Happened," 12 June 2018 Seashore, barnyard, outer space – what’s the best setting for the picture books that your favorite young reader will be enjoying this summer? Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Voyages, animals, beauty for the youngest readers," 11 June 2018 Surrounded by a flock of pecking chickens, the fantastic mystery queen becomes a down-home barnyard ruler. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "In Iranian art show at LACMA, the past wrestles with the present," 4 June 2018 It’s too much goat, too little sugar — the thinner, barnyard version of No. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "The best flavors of ice cream at Toscanini’s," 29 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park ONGOING Barnyard animals, pony rides, steam train, kiddie rides, entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $12.76-$14.94 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com/index.htm). Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of barnyard

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1924, in the meaning defined above

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barnyard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of barnyard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

barnyard

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of barnyard (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a farm

: not polite : somewhat crude or rude

barnyard

noun
barn·​yard | \ˈbärn-ˌyärd \

Kids Definition of barnyard

: a usually fenced area next to a barn

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