bygone

[ bahy-gawn, -gon ]
/ ˈbaɪˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn /

adjective

past; gone by; earlier; former: The faded photograph brought memories of bygone days.

noun

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

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Idioms for bygone

    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, by1
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British Dictionary definitions for bygone

bygone
/ (ˈbaɪˌɡɒn) /

adjective

(usually prenominal) past; former

noun

(often plural) a past occurrence
(often plural) an artefact, implement, etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest
let bygones be bygones to agree to forget past quarrels
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