property noir noun [U]
UK /ˌprɒp.ə.ti.ˈnwɑːʳ/ US /ˌprɑː.pɚ.t̬i.ˈnwɑːr/
a style of crime fiction where the plot involves the people who live in a particular neighbourhood and the houses they live in
A clever enjoyable follow-up to Our House, Candlish’s award-winning first venture into property noir, this is scarily plausible.
[www.telegraph.co.uk, 1 November 2018]
yarden noun [C]
UK /ˈjɑː.dən/ US /ˈjɑːr.dən/
a small yard behind a house that has been turned into a garden
I wanted my yarden to be a quiet place of refuge, somewhere to relax in a slouchy chair after work, with a beer and a book, somewhere to get lost in my slippers on a Sunday morning and, after tweaking out a few weeds, discover that my cup of tea was stone cold and a couple of hours had passed… And as well as a marvellous, lush space, I also wanted to grow my own produce.
[www.telegraph.co.uk, 9 February 2019]
Dimby noun [C]
abbreviation for develop in my back yard: someone who sells their house or land they own to a property developer
Of course, becoming a Dimby won’t work for everyone struggling to sell – you’ll usually need land on which to develop, and it helps if you have a single-storey property among taller buildings, or a detached home in a built-up area.
[Sunday Times, 27 May 2018]
11 thoughts on “New words – 14 October 2019”
I have never heard dimby before.
Neither have I!
Why ‘coffeeholic’ isn’t in Cambridge Dictionary?
I have never heard all the words above😝😎😏🙂😂🙁😒🧐🤨🤣😄🤪😉😞😌☺️😆😔😛😗😚😁😜😕🤓☹️😊🙃🥰😟
Those words are beatiful and I think they will bevery useful in the future If they are used.
Similar derivation to “NIMBY”
I can’t understand so far what DIMBY is exactly. Is it a extra piece of land behind a private house? If so, then I can’t follow the phrase “becoming a DIMBY won’t help”. Who or What becomes a DIMBY? Also, is it a countable noun?
I’ve never had listened about these words. Those are really the newest in English vocabulary for me.
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