yesternight

adverb
yes·​ter·​night | \ ˈye-stər-ˌnīt How to pronounce yesternight (audio) \

Definition of yesternight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: on the night last past

yesternight

noun

Definition of yesternight (Entry 2 of 2)

: the night last past

First Known Use of yesternight

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yesternight

Adverb

Middle English, from Old English gystran niht, from giestran yesterday + niht night

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about yesternight

Time Traveler for yesternight

Time Traveler

The first known use of yesternight was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for yesternight

Cite this Entry

“Yesternight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yesternight. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on yesternight

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with yesternight

Comments on yesternight

What made you want to look up yesternight? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!