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See also: yester-year
Compound of yester- + year. Coined by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1869 in his translation "Ballad Of Dead Ladies", to translate Middle French antan (“last year”) (in Ballad 1 of François Villon's Testament).
- (poetic) Past years; time gone by; yore.
- 1928, Lawrence, D[avid] H[erbert], chapter 5, in Lady Chatterley's Lover:
- Where are the snows of yesteryear?
- (rare) Last year.
times gone by
last year — See also translations at last year