The exterior area of a home surrounding the most commonly used entryway, typically the driveway area; A logical extension of "barnyard," "back yard" 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 out-buildings; dooryard identifies the exterior area of a home not given over to farming. A household word in the County, dooryard is seldom heard elsewhere.
"Buddy does a good job of plowin' out th' dooryard."
by whitner November 13, 2006
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A Maine term for front yard or driveway.
Boy: Who drove into the dooryard?
Girl: Its my folks!
Boy: Oh no!
Girl: Quick! Put your clothes back on before they come in!!
by Mel Function September 06, 2003
New England term for driveway.
The car is parked in the dooryard.
by Winowsk May 20, 2015

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