from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The year before the present year.
  • noun Time past; yore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Last year.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The year last past; last year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic Last year.
  • noun Past years; time gone by; yore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the time that has elapsed


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Compound of yester- +‎ year. Coined by Rossetti, to translate Middle French antan ("last year") (in Villon's Testament), from Vulgar Latin *anteannum (“the year before”).


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  • Yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday (Stevie Wonder)

    où sont les neiges d'antan?

    December 18, 2007