Definition of yesteryear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈjestəjɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjestərjɪr//
[uncountable](old-fashioned or literary)
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the past, especially a time when attitudes and ideas were different Three footballing stars of yesteryear were in the commentary box for the match.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yesteryear