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dooryard

[dawr-yahrd, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌyɑrd, ˈdoʊr-/
noun
1.
a yard in front of the door of a house.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65, Americanism; door + yard2
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British Dictionary definitions for dooryards

dooryard

/ˈdɔːˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a yard in front of the front or back door of a house
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Word Origin and History for dooryards

dooryard

n.

c.1764, American English, from door + yard (n.1).

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