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barnyard (plural barnyards)
- The yard associated with or surrounding a barn.
- She always felt that eggs tasted better from barnyard chickens.
- Vulgar; scatological.
- 1973, Walter C. Allen, Hendersonia: The Music of Fletcher Henderson and His Musicians, page 509:
- Henderson too barnyard for Casa Loma, so they are rejecting further arrangements by him.
- 1999, D. K. Barber, Baldy and the Mohawks, page 12:
- The bad part was that Thor and Chief, with their vivid and clever imaginations, had made up a whole cast of characters, some of them with very barnyard names, and soap-opera lives
- 2011 August 8, Rick Smith, “Cedar Rapids, Marion take aim at 'snout' houses”, in The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
- They’ve come to be called "snout" houses, a label that sounds more barnyard than city street and, in any event, certainly doesn’t sound pretty.
- Of food or drink: having an earthy flavor.
- 2013 February 13, Linda Hervieux, “Brooklynite Hits France, With Plans to Seduce”, in New York Times:
- Mr. Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, has a quirky way of describing his creations. He refers to the more complex ones as “a little bit barnyard,” “having a funky nose” or “like a good sourdough bread.”
- 2016 July 20, “How To Add a Cheese Board to Your Summer Menu”, in Modern Restaurant Management:
- Cheeses made from goat’s milk tend to have a more barnyard and tangy taste than cow’s milk.
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