yestreen

noun

yes·​treen ye-ˈstrēn How to pronounce yestreen (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: last evening or night
yestreen adverb

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (Scots) yistrevin, from yisterday + evin evening, alteration of Middle English even

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yestreen was in 1773

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Cite this Entry

“Yestreen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yestreen. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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