scrap·​book | \ ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce scrapbook (audio) \

Definition of scrapbook

: a blank book in which various items (such as newspaper clippings or pictures) are collected and preserved

Examples of scrapbook in a Sentence

My mother keeps a scrapbook of all the articles I've ever written.
Recent Examples on the Web End of the school year: Since your child has spent a whole year with their teacher, this is an ideal time for gifts such as a scrapbook, homemade drawing or letter., 16 Nov. 2021 One of the retirement gifts he was given last month was a scrapbook with photos and messages from his San Diego congregation. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2021 This is a curious entry, more a random scrapbook of scenes tossed into a script than an actual screenplay. Gem Seddon, Vulture, 29 Oct. 2021 Such documentation can, as with an image book, include a scrapbook-like record of stories, pictures, even videos of the work in progress. John Baldoni, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The album’s scrapbook-like approach is underlined by the inclusion of a handful of tracks recorded in 2013 with ex-boyfriend Barrie James O’Neill. Chris Willman, Variety, 22 Oct. 2021 Pouring over the family scrapbook brings back fond memories for most of us, and the scrapbooking hobby continues to be popular., 18 Oct. 2021 These reflections are anywhere from family recipes, illustrations, scrapbook photographs, garden vistas, family stories, poetry, and nostalgic journeys to childhood homes. Blue Carreon, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 They were never guarded in a scrapbook, but tossed away — more likely, recycled — when the week or month was up. New York Times, 25 Aug. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'scrapbook.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of scrapbook

1825, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About scrapbook

Time Traveler for scrapbook

Time Traveler

The first known use of scrapbook was in 1825

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near scrapbook

scrap basket



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for scrapbook

Last Updated

28 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Scrapbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for scrapbook



English Language Learners Definition of scrapbook

: a book with blank pages to which you attach photographs, letters, newspaper stories, etc., that help you remember a person or time


scrap·​book | \ ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce scrapbook (audio) \

Kids Definition of scrapbook

: a blank book in which clippings or pictures are kept

More from Merriam-Webster on scrapbook

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for scrapbook

Nglish: Translation of scrapbook for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!