BANANA

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Acronym of build absolutely nothing anywhere near anyone (or anything). Attested since 1991 in Australia.

Noun[edit]

BANANA (plural BANANAs)

  1. One who objects to the building of any structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate.

Usage notes[edit]

Used as an expression of irritation towards people who are thought worse than NIMBYs.

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Further reading[edit]

  • BANANA” in Paul McFedries, Word Spy, Logophilia Limited, 9 September 2003, retrieved 4 June 2017.

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