Meaning of YIMBY in English:

YIMBY

nounYIMBYs

informal
  • A person who supports new development in the area where they live, typically in order to increase the availability of housing.

    ‘YIMBYs take issue with the emphasis on ‘neighbourhood character’ that is frequently invoked by opponents of development’
    as modifier ‘YIMBY groups’

Origin

1980s acronym from yes in my back yard, on the model of NIMBY.

Pronunciation

YIMBY

/ˈjɪmbi/