[ bahy-gawn, -gon ]
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  1. past; gone by; earlier; former: The faded photograph brought memories of bygone days.

  1. Usually bygones. that which is past: Let's not talk of bygones.

Idioms about bygone

  1. let bygones be bygones, to decide to forget past disagreements; become reconciled: Let's let bygones be bygones and be friends again.

Origin of bygone

1375–1425; late Middle English (north) by-gane;see gone, by

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How to use bygone in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bygone


/ (ˈbaɪˌɡɒn) /

  1. (usually prenominal) past; former

  1. (often plural) a past occurrence

  2. (often plural) an artefact, implement, etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest

  1. let bygones be bygones to agree to forget past quarrels

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