Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YESTER-DAY

The announcement was made in the House yester-day, and the excitement all over the province is intense.

Would you just as soon stay here--and just read and talk, and fool around as we did yester-day?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English geostran dæg, from dæg "day" (see day) + geostran "yesterday," from Proto-Germanic *gestra- (cf. Old High German gestaron, German gestern "yesterday," Old Norse gær "tomorrow, yesterday," Gothic gistradagis "tomorrow"), originally "the other day" (reckoned from "today," either backward or forward), from PIE *ghes (cf. Sanskrit hyah, Avestan zyo, Persian di, Greek khthes, Latin heri, Old Irish indhe, Welsh doe "yesterday;" Latin hesternus "of yesterday").