Last modified on 28 May 2014, at 17:39

yestreen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, alteration of yestereven (last night, yesterday evening), from Old English ġiestranǣfen (yesterday evening), equivalent to yester- +‎ e'en (evening).

NounEdit

yestreen (plural yestreens)

  1. (chiefly archaic) The night before; yesterday evening; yesternight; last night.

Usage notesEdit

The word is usually regarded as archaic, but is occasionally seen in poetic usage, or in Scottish.