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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").
Katie has been helping me crawl out of yesteryear and Alex is trying to make me less dependent.
Look at any fashion magazine and you'll see styles from yesteryear.
However, there are much less expensive options by choosing diapers that more closely resemble the versions of yesteryear.
Another popular way to spend Grandparents Day allows grandparents to pass on skills from yesteryear.
They aren't actually "old-fashioned" as far as technology goes, but they are a throwback to the leather-encased styles of yesteryear.
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