yesteryear

[ yes-ter-yeer, -yeer ]SEE DEFINITION OF yesteryear

Synonyms for yesteryear

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That was the word the sloppy copyist of yesteryear had wrongly transcribed.

Yesteryear he was mad for the open air, and the games, and the joy of life.

In that moment books and plays seemed like the snows of yesteryear.

Oh, well, all flesh is grass, and there is no grass of yesteryear.

Like the lovers of yesteryear, those of to-day were prisoners.

He writes better about Manet than about an amatory encounter of yesteryear.

Forgotten were the nine cubs of the year before, and the quartettes and sextettes of many a yesteryear.

They understand that the gowns being worn in Paris before March are the gowns of yesteryear.

Lower, and even Middle bars and restaurants were universally automated, and the waiter or waitress a thing of yesteryear.

One night in yesteryear he was announced to deliver a speech at a meeting held in Nottingham.

WORD ORIGIN

coined 1870 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from yester(day) + year to translate French antan (from Vulgar Latin *anteannum "the year before") in a refrain by François Villon: Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan? which Rossetti rendered "But where are the snows of yesteryear?"

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR YESTERYEAR

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nountimes of old considered better than present
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