door·​yard | \ ˈdȯr-ˌyärd How to pronounce dooryard (audio) \

Definition of dooryard

: a yard next to the door of a house

Examples of dooryard in a Sentence

flowers blooming in the dooryard
Recent Examples on the Web Bridal elms flank a door; an 80-foot dooryard elm shades a house. Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Volunteers tend to the home's dooryard gardens, which offered sustenance and herbs for home remedies or dyes for clothing during Colonial times. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of dooryard

circa 1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Dooryard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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