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yestreen

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

yestreen

adverb
  1. Scot yesterday evening

Word Origin

C14: from yest (e) r- + e (v) en ²
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