1. Not wanting to have to deal with unpleasant or distasteful things near them.
- Their vote against measures to help refugees has been perceived by the socially conscious margin of society as a typically nimby attitude.
1. someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
1. (chiefly US, Britain) Not in my backyard.