NIMBY

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First known use in a 1980 article by British writer Emilie Travel Livezey; popularized by British politician Nicholas Ridley, who was Conservative Secretary of State for the Environment.

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NIMBY

  1. (chiefly US, Britain) Alternative letter-case form of nimby

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Noun[edit]

NIMBY ‎(plural NIMBYs)

  1. Opposition to locating in one's neighborhood industrial, commercial, or public facilities deemed noxious.
    • 1980 November 6, Emilie Travel Livezey, “Hazardous waste”, in The Christian Science Monitor:
      The very thought of having even a secure landfill anywhere near them is anathema to most Americans today. It's an attitude referred to in the trade as NIMBY -- "not in my backyard."
    • 03202016, Annalise Klingbeil, “Decision day looms for Drop-In Centre's controversial hotel housing project”, in Calgary Herald:
      Newman believes much of the resistance to the project stems from NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) sentiment
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  2. Synonym of nimby

Adjective[edit]

NIMBY ‎(comparative more NIMBY, superlative most NIMBY)

  1. Synonym of nimby