yesteryear


yesteryear

noun

  1. last year.
  2. the recent years; time not long past.

adverb

  1. during time not long past.

noun

  1. last year or the past in general

adverb

  1. during last year or the past in general

n.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?”

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