date·​book ˈdāt-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce datebook (audio)
plural datebooks
: a small book or calendar in which one writes planned or scheduled dates, appointments, etc.
Open my datebook to any day of the week and it's the same story: My daughter is running in a cross-country meet and my younger son is playing baseball.Joyce Maynard
also : a place on a computer or other device for entering similar information
… pull out your calendars or your digital datebook and mark Aug. 20 on your calendar because the MuckFest 5k is coming to town. Rachel Wittrock

Examples of datebook in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of datebook was in 1884

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“Datebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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