nimbyism

NIMBY

[usually nim-bee]
not in my backyard: used to express opposition by local citizens to the locating in their neighborhood of a civic project, as a jail, garbage dump, or drug rehabilitation center, that, though needed by the larger community, is considered unsightly, dangerous, or likely to lead to decreased property values.
Also, Nimby.


Origin:
1980–85

Nimbyism, noun
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NIMBY (ˈnɪmbɪ)
 
n acronym for
not in my back yard: a person who objects to the occurrence of something if it will affect him or her or take place in his or her locality

nimbyism (ˈnɪmbɪˌɪzəm)
 
n
the practice of objecting to something that will affect one or take place in one's locality

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nimby
acronym for not in my back yard, 1980, Amer.Eng., supposedly coined by Walter Rodgers of the American Nuclear Society.
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NIMBY definition


Acronym for “Not In My Back Yard.” A term for a person who resists unwanted development, such as manufacturing plants, prisons, power companies, or chemical companies in his or her own neighborhood or town.

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Not in my backyard! definition


and NIMBY
  1. exclam. & comp. abb.
    Don't locate something undesirable close to me. (Describes an attitude that people express about having noisy or dirty facilities installed close to where they live.) : When you say, build the new incinerator here, I say NIMBY.
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NIMBY
not in my backyard
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