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EtymologyEdit

Acronym of build absolutely nothing anywhere near anyone (or anything). Attested since 1991 in Australia.

NounEdit

BANANA (plural BANANAs)

  1. One who objects to the building of any structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate.

Usage notesEdit

Used as an expression of irritation towards people who are thought worse than NIMBYs.

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Further readingEdit

  • BANANA” in Paul McFedries, Word Spy, Logophilia Limited, 9 September 2003, retrieved 4 June 2017.

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