from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots Yesterday evening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The night before; yesterday evening; yesternight; last night.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Yester-evening; yesternight; last night.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Last evening; last night; yesternight.


From Middle English, alteration of yestereven ("last night, yesterday evening"), from Old English ġiestranǣfen ("yesterday evening"), equivalent to yester- +‎ e'en (“evening”). (Wiktionary)



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    May 12, 2008