yestertech

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for yesterday's technology.

Noun[edit]

yestertech (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Retro-style automotive technology; modern cars, motorbikes, etc. designed to appear old-fashioned.
    • 1989, Popular Mechanics (volume 166, number 6, June 1989, page 60)
      Honda's tribute to yestertech is the GB500, a British-style nostalgia trip, right down to clubman handlebars, and air-cooled 500-cc Single.
    • 2000, Stephen Brown, Anthony Patterson, Imagining marketing: art, aesthetics, and the avant-garde (page 141)
      Most major manufacturers have announced variations on the 'yestertech' theme. Examples include the Chrysler PT Cruiser, a pastiche of the upright sedans of the 1940s []