A small child, roughly between the ages of 1 and 6 years, who hangs out in a back yard, usually white, usually male and usually suburban. They don't say much but tend to take themselves way too seriously.
This was the definition used extensively in magazine advertisements and television shows, especially comedy, during the 1980's and 90's
"Heavens to burgitroid, what is that detestable little yardape doing in my movie? He's ruining it!"
- Sir Boris von Orloff,
from the episode "America's Scariest Home Video (a.k.a. Scariest Home Videos)"
Sunday October 20, 1991
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