- last year.
- the recent years; time not long past.
- during time not long past.
- last year or the past in general
- 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?”