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yon

[ yon ]
/ yɒn /
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adjective, adverb
pronoun
that or those yonder.
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Origin of yon

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English geon; akin to Dutch gene, German jener, Old Norse enn, inn “the,” Gothic jains “that”

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH yon

1. hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon 2. yawn, yon
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British Dictionary definitions for yon

yon

yond (jɒnd)

/ (jɒn) /

determiner
mainly Scot and Northern English
  1. an archaic or dialect word for that yon man
  2. (as pronoun)yon's a fool
variants of yonder

Word Origin for yon

Old English geon; related to Old Frisian jen, Old High German jenēr, Old Norse enn, Gothic jains
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Other Idioms and Phrases with yon

yon

see hither and thither (yon).

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