commonplace book


Definition of commonplace book 

: a book of memorabilia

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The manuscript diary and personal, commonplace book flourished. John Sutherland, New York Times, "We Are What We Read," 2 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of commonplace book

1578, in the meaning defined above

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