Meaning of yesteryear

yes•ter•year

Pronunciation: (yes'tur-yēr', -yēr"), [key]
— n.
  1. last year.
  2. the recent years; time not long past.
—adv.
  1. during time not long past.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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