barnyard

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barn·yard

 (bärn′yärd′)
n.
The area surrounding a barn, often enclosed by a fence.
adj.
1. Of or characteristic of a barnyard: barnyard animals.
2. Coarse or indecent: barnyard jokes.

barnyard

(ˈbɑːnˌjɑːd)
n
1. (Agriculture) a yard adjoining a barn, in which farm animals are kept
2. (modifier) belonging to or characteristic of a barnyard
3. (modifier) crude or earthy: barnyard humour.

barn•yard

(ˈbɑrnˌyɑrd)

n.
1. a yard next to or surrounding a barn.
adj.
2. indecent; vulgar: barnyard humor.
[1505–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barnyard - a yard adjoining a barnbarnyard - a yard adjoining a barn    
yard - an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

barnyard

adjective
Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
Translations

barnyard

[ˈbɑːnjɑːd]
A. Ncorral m
B. CPD barnyard fowl(s) NPLaves fpl de corral

barnyard

[ˈbɑːrnjɑːrd]
n [farm] → basse-cour f
modif [animal] → de basse-cour

barnyard

[ˈbɑːnˌjɑːd] naia
References in classic literature ?
The sound of them here was as of all the barnyards of the universe; and as for counting them--it would have taken all day simply to count the pens.
When he awoke at dawn the barnyard back of the house also awoke.
Uncle Henry was milking the cows in the barnyard, and Toto had jumped out of her arms and was running toward the barn, barking furiously.
The face of a youthful rider, who was jerking his frantic horse with an abandon of temper he might display in a placid barnyard, was im- pressed deeply upon his mind.
No smoke curled from the chimney, not a barnyard fowl clucked and strutted.
It was as if their barnyard well had burst into a mighty, high-shooting geyser.
He came upon an old woman forking manure in the barnyard, and reined in by the fence.
They said all right, but before they left they sent one of the grandsons to climb a big tree in the barnyard, where he tied the demijohn sixty feet from the ground.