Yesteryear meaning

yĕstər-yîr
Time past; yore.
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The year before the present year.
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Last year.
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(in) Past years.
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(poetic) Past years; time gone by; yore.
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(rare) Last year.
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Origin of yesteryear

  • Compound of yester- +"Ž year. Coined by Rossetti, to translate Middle French antan (“last year") (in Villon's Testament), from Vulgar Latin *anteannum (“the year before").

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