Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
If today is Monday, then Sunday is an example of yesterday.
- the day before today; day just past
- a recent day or time
- [usually pl.] time gone by
Origin of yesterdayMiddle English yistredai from Old English geostrandæg from geostran, yesterday (akin to German gestern from Indo-European an unverified form ?hyes from source Sanskrit hyá?, Classical Latin heri, yesterday) + dæg, day
- on or during the day before today
- The day before the present day.
- also yesterdays Time in the past, especially the recent past.
- On the day before the present day.
- A short while ago.
Origin of yesterdayMiddle English from Old English geostran dæg geostran yesterday ; see yester- . dæg day ; see day .
- The term yesterdays is unusual and often poetic for the recent past, e.g. "all our yesterdays have come back to haunt us."
From Middle English, from Old English geostran dÃ¦g, equivalent to yester- +"Ž day; compounded from