[ ye-streen ]

  1. yesterday evening; last evening.

  1. during yesterday evening.

Origin of yestreen

1325–75; Middle English. See yester-, even2

Words Nearby yestreen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use yestreen in a sentence

  • This fatal urn encloses a dead majesty, but yestreen a reverenced deity, now a mere heap of earth.

  • Jenny: Hoot, ay, sir; didna ye see a farm as ye came up yestreen, just three parks aff?

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • That was how things stood a couple of weeks syne, but yestreen I heard what may make the change wanted.

    An Orkney Maid | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • He got a lassie frae Auchenlochan to cook, but she and her box gaed off in the post-cairt yestreen.

    Huntingtower | John Buchan
  • The dominie was aboard the Falcon just before the Clasper came in yestreen, and I saw him again after ye were brought here.

    The Pilots of Pomona | Robert Leighton

British Dictionary definitions for yestreen


/ (jɛˈstriːn) /

  1. Scot yesterday evening

Origin of yestreen

C14: from yest (e) r- + e (v) en ²

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