Definition of yore in English:

yore

Pronunciation /yôr/ /jɔr/

noun

  • ‘Boyhood's end is a short but dramatic work full of conflicting emotions and nostalgia for days of yore.’
  • ‘In an ideal world, I would be at home with you, enjoying breaks in the cloud and reminiscing over floods past and the storms of yore.’
  • ‘While they make for funny dinner conversation now, in days of yore these words were taken very seriously.’
  • ‘Germans believe that they got this tradition from the gypsies who came from the Indian sub-continent in the days of yore.’
  • ‘It is preposterous to ask seasoned physicians to acquire necessary qualifications to carry on with the legacies of yore.’

Phrases

    of yore
    literary
    • Of long ago or former times (used in nostalgic or mock-nostalgic recollection)

      ‘my companions recounted battles of yore’
      ‘a great empire in days of yore’

Origin

Old English geāra, geāre, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

yore

/yôr/ /jɔr/