What's a dooryard?

Bill Richardson ixia@dcsi.net.au
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 17:03:26 PST

The exterior area of a home surrounding the most commonly used entryway,
typically the driveway area; A logical extension of "barnyard," "back 
and "front yard," it is likely that this compound word grew out of a
necessity to distinguish working areas from living areas. In a practice
common to the region, homes were attached to barns and other 
dooryard identifies the exterior area of a home not given over to farming. 
household word in the County, dooryard is seldom heard elsewhere.

"Buddy does a good job of plowin' out th' dooryard."

Bill Richardosn

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