[ yon ]
/ yɒn /
Older Use.

adjective, adverb


that or those yonder.

Origin of yon

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

Can be confused

hence hither thence thither whence whither yon (see usage note at whence)yawn yon
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British Dictionary definitions for yon


yond (jɒnd)

/ (jɒn) /


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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Idioms and Phrases with yon


see hither and thither (yon).

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