bygone ( bygones plural )
1 adj Bygone means happening or existing a very long time ago.
The book recalls other memories of a bygone age., ...bygone generations.
2 If two people let bygones be bygones, they decide to forget about unpleasant things that have happened between them in the past.
let bygones be bygones phrase
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