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

Definition of dooryard

: a yard next to the door of a house

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flowers blooming in the dooryard
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Visitors Tour Stanley-Whitman House," 13 July 2017

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circa 1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Dooryard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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US : a yard next to the door of a house

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