scrap·​book ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce scrapbook (audio)
: a blank book in which various items (such as newspaper clippings or pictures) are collected and preserved

Example Sentences

My mother keeps a scrapbook of all the articles I've ever written.
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to excerpts from his many hours of interviews with Mr. Marx, the book included photographs and illustrations, as well as playbills, reviews, advertisements, family scrapbook entries and pages from film scripts. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2023 The solution for anyone who wants to preserve memories forever: Curate your favorite shots and use them to create a fabulous keepsake with our list of the best scrapbook ideas. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 9 Dec. 2022 The Story of You is a scrapbook of sorts where parents can fill out special things about baby, and add photos to remember the exciting time. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 3 Nov. 2022 When does a scrapbook read like a utopian syllabus? Roberta Smith, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2022 Date Night Memory Book Make memories and keep them forever with a DIY scrapbook that will hold ticket stubs from your favorite concerts, movies, and Broadway plays. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 20 Dec. 2022 Her discography is, for her, like a scrapbook of her teenage years. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2022 The Tower has been documented extensively over the years, but this feels like a much more intimate scrapbook of the building’s private and public lives. Diana Budds, Curbed, 29 Apr. 2022 Eden learns about DeMille through a scrapbook containing clippings of articles and reviews featuring DeMille that her aunt found on a New Orleans street after the hurricane. Dallas News, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrapbook was in 1825

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“Scrapbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


scrap·​book ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce scrapbook (audio)
: a book of blank pages for miscellaneous items (as clippings and pictures)

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