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[ye-streen]Scot. and North England
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  1. yesterday evening; last evening.
  1. during yesterday evening.

Origin of yestreen

1325–75; Middle English. See yester-, even2
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Examples from the Web for yestreen

Historical Examples

  • Gosh, it canna be Templandmuir; he was there no later than yestreen!

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown

  • The bairn was never found though, but it seems like yestreen.

  • There was something to be sortit an' he took her there yestreen.

  • Yestreen we had rather a hard bout of it in the Tent—the Glenlivet was pithy—and our Tail sustained a total overthrow.

  • Yestreen I saw a ship go forth When the wind blew merry from the north.

    Poems by the Way

    William Morris

British Dictionary definitions for yestreen


  1. Scot yesterday evening

Word Origin

C14: from yest (e) r- + e (v) en ²
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