adverb & determinerdialect, 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.’
Yonder person or thing:‘what do you make of yon?’
hither and yon
Old English geon, of Germanic origin; related to German jener that one.
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