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

Examples of scrapbook in a Sentence

My mother keeps a scrapbook of all the articles I've ever written.
Recent Examples on the Web And now, a fading image in a mental scrapbook, a relic from a distant past. Frank Bruni Laura May Todd, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Regard your scrapbook as a testament to your ongoing growth and progress. Mark Travers, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 In October, People magazine flipped through the scrapbook of Kelce’s facial hair stylings. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 22 Feb. 2024 In the scrapbook dedicated to his memory, a pair of angel wings is superimposed over the photo of Tyler kneeling in prayer outside the Parachute Center. Michael McGough, Sacramento Bee, 14 Dec. 2023 There’s treasure in trash Waters reads widely and has kept scrapbooks of articles that have inspired his work, particularly news of lurid crimes. Valli Herman, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Jeanie learns to cope by making elaborate scrapbooks, a practice that moves Lily to tears — partially because her father had done the opposite, cutting her out of old family photos. Selome Hailu, Variety, 9 Mar. 2024 Cut or tear ½-inch to ¾-inch strips of scrapbook paper, ribbon, or any collage material. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Feb. 2024 Creating a self-appreciation scrapbook can actively nurture a positive self-image and reinforce your sense of self-worth. Mark Travers, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024

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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 21 May. 2024.

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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