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yester

[yes-ter] /ˈyɛs tər/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
of or pertaining to yesterday.
Also, yestern.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; back formation from yesterday, etc.

yester-

1.
a combining form, now unproductive, occurring in words that denote an extent of time one period prior to the present period, the nature of the period being specified by the second element of the compound:
yesterweek.
Origin
Middle English; Old English geostran, giestron; cognate with Dutch gisteren, German gestern; akin to Latin hesternus of yesterday
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  • The college experiences of yester-year seem to be worlds apart from the college experiences of today.
  • The markets were fairly booming yester-day, and the fanners were correspondingly happy.
British Dictionary definitions for yester

yester

/ˈjɛstə/
adjective
1.
(archaic) of or relating to yesterday: yester sun Also yestern (ˈjɛstən)
Word Origin
Old English geostror; related to Old High German gestaron, Gothic gistra, Old Norse ī gǣr

yester-

prefix
1.
indicating the day before today: yesterday
2.
indicating a period of time before the present one: yesteryear
Word Origin
Old English geostran; compare German gestern, Latin hesternus of yesterday
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