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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Definitions for yestreen
  1. during yesterday evening.
  2. yesterday evening; last evening.

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Citations for yestreen
Late late yestreen I saw the new moone / Wi' the auld moone in hir arme… , "Sir Patrick Spens," Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, collected by Thomas Percy, 1765
The bridegroom may forget the bride, / Was made his wedded wife yestreen Robert Burns, "Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn," 1791
Origin of yestreen
1325-1375
Yestreen entered English in the 1400s. Its first element, yester, is a cognate with the German term gerstern, and is akin to the Latin hesternus meaning "of yesterday."
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