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NIMBY

acronym for Not In My Back Yard; opposition to something offensive or hazardous nearby

NIM·BY

 (nĭm′bē)
n. pl. NIM·BYs Slang
One who objects to a project, especially one intended for the benefit of the public, such as a school or landfill, being sited near one's residence.

[n(ot) i(n) m(y) b(ack) y(ard).]

NIMBY

(ˈnɪmbɪ)
n acronym for
not in my back yard: a person who objects to the occurrence of something if it will affect him or her or take place in his or her locality

NIMBY

or Nim•by

(usu. ˈnɪm bi)
not in my backyard (used to refer to persons or groups that oppose the introduction into their neighborhood of an institution they consider objectionable, as a prison or psychiatric clinic).
[1980–85]
Nim′by•ism, n.

nimby

A person who objects to something considered undesirable, such as a halfway house or industrial plant, being established in his or her neighborhood while being happy for it to be set up elsewhere (not in my back yard).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.NIMBY - someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
Translations

nimby

, Nimby abbr of not in my back yard jd, der Unangenehmes aber Notwendiges nicht in seiner Nachbarschaft haben will, sondern möglichst weit weg
adjablehnend; nimby attitudeOhne-Mich-Haltung f
References in periodicals archive ?
The term "Nimby" is often used when discussing planning, and colloquially means a "Not in my back yarder".
Nobody is entitled to a view or can own one, which was the spurious claim made by the Nimbys.
While Keith Stoddart added: "NIMBYs. I cycle round the Town Moor often and these people are nowhere to be seen.
However the comments were later taken down as they drew criticism from some Facebook users, who were unhappy at the use of the term the 'great unwashed' and denied that they were NIMBYs.
Tell the NIMBYs our economic future and energy security is far more important than the view from the bloody back garden.
University of Warwick professor of politics Wyn Grant said it was important for regional development that Birmingham stood its ground on planning laws, and didn't concede to 'nimbys' - an acronym for the phrase "not in my back yard".
They are familiar with referendum management, legislative issues, and use grassroots campaigns to build a reputation and find common ground with communities and NIMBYs. Some public relations firms aren't always equipped with the necessary tools and experience in developing rapport with a community.
One respondent said: "Peel Holdings's plans for the Port of Liverpool, including Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters should not be scuppered by Nimbys like English Heritage."
We expect NIMBYs to view themselves as the custodians or guardians of place.
He had earlier infuriated opponents by calling them "intolerant nimbys".
Ames called them "nimbys" and that the tone of his voice was one of total contempt.
She has launched an attack on Nimbys, regular householders who are of the "Not In My Back Yard" persuasion.