Meaning of “nimby” in the English Dictionary

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"nimby" in British English

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nimbynoun [ C ]

disapproving also mainly US NIMBY uk /ˈnɪm.bi/ us /ˈnɪm.bi/

abbreviation for not in my back yard: a person who does not want something unpleasant to be built or done near where they live:

The spokeswoman said that nimby attitudes were delaying development of the site.
nimbyism
noun [ U ] uk /ˈnɪm.bi.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈnɪm.bi.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving

Residents were accused of nimbyism when they tried to stop the new superstore development.

(Definition of “nimby” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nimby" in Business English

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nimbynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnɪmbi/ us disapproving

abbreviation for not in my back yard: a person who does not want something unpleasant but necessary to be built or done near where they live:

This followed a nimby campaign against the noise made by the wind farm.

(Definition of “nimby” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)