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Definition of "barnyard" []

  • The area surrounding a barn, often enclosed by a fence. (noun)
  • Smutty; earthy: barnyard humor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barnyard" in a sentence
  • "Nelson handled it with grace and class, which is very much to his credit; had it been me sitting across the table from her and she cast aspersions on my faith, I'm sure the next thing out of my mouth would have been a very un-Quakerly (but colorful) accusation of her fondness for committing indecent acts with certain barnyard creatures."
  • "The so-called barnyard lobby — representing the meat, livestock and poultry industries — says high corn prices are hurting its profits."
  • "The so-called barnyard lobby -- representing the meat, livestock and poultry industries -- says high corn prices are hurting its profits."
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