Definition of yon in English:

yon

adverb & determiner

  • Yonder; that.

    as adjective ‘you'll find some big ranches yon side of the Sierra’
    • ‘It's with optimistic bravado that I approach yon quivering mountain.’
    • ‘What is the purpose of yon barrel?’
    • ‘Maybe he'll write a sequel to yon film.’
    • ‘Seems yon vicar changed the water authority into a distillery overnight, producing the best-ever vintage to flow out of Chateau Accrington.’
    • ‘Give us a lick of yon jam.’

pronoun

  • Yonder person or thing.

    ‘what do you make of yon?’

Phrases

  • hither and yon

    • In various directions, especially in a disorganized way.

      ‘a fine spray of paint flies hither and yon from the bristles of my brush’

Origin

Old English geon, of Germanic origin; related to German jener ‘that one’.

Pronunciation

yon

/jɑn//yän/