- of or relating to yesterday.
Origin of yester
1570–80; back formation from yesterday, etc.
- a combining form, now unproductive, occurring in words that denote an extent of time one period prior to the present period, the nature of the period being specified by the second element of the compound: yesterweek.
Origin of yester-
Middle English; Old English geostran, giestron; cognate with Dutch gisteren, German gestern; akin to Latin hesternus of yesterday
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Examples from the Web for yester
He had forgotten the pangs of that as one forgets almost all his yester aches.In a Little Town
We were among our contemporary ancestors, far on the road to yester century.The Greater Love
George T. McCarthy
Where are the roses of last summer, the snows of yester year?
For this cause came Wat to Smithfield yester morn, to take the King.Long Will
Her 'ont want no more knockin' on the head, this zide of Yester, to my reckoning.Perlycross
R. D. Blackmore
- archaic of or relating to yesterdayyester sun Also: yestern (ˈjɛstən)
Old English geostror; related to Old High German gestaron, Gothic gistra, Old Norse ī gǣr
- indicating the day before todayyesterday
- indicating a period of time before the present oneyesteryear
Old English geostran; compare German gestern, Latin hesternus of yesterday
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