Definition of yon in English:

yon

adverb & determiner

dialect, literary
  • Yonder; that:

    [as determiner] ‘there's some big ranches yon side of the Sierra’
    • ‘What is the purpose of yon barrel?’
    • ‘It's with optimistic bravado that I approach yon quivering mountain.’
    • ‘Give us a lick of yon jam.’
    • ‘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.’

pronoun

dialect, literary
  • Yonder person or thing:

    ‘what do you make of yon?’

Phrases

  • hither and yon

Origin

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

Pronunciation

yon

/jɒn/