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backyard (n.)

also back-yard, "plot of ground at the rear of a house," 1650s (perhaps early 15c.), from back (adj.) + yard (n.1).

updated on March 15, 2017

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Definitions of backyard from WordNet

backyard (n.)
the grounds in back of a house;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.