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.

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More of this in 2020, please! Relive some of our Fall 2019 highlights with us in this digital scrapbook. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Our Very Favorite Moments From the Fall 2019 Collections," 12 Mar. 2019 The possession of archival materials is important: old letters, scrapbooks, photo albums. William Middleton, Town & Country, "From Gates to Rockefeller, Wealthy Families Hire Personal Historians to Preserve Their Legacy," 26 Oct. 2018 For young children and scrapbook-making, the Kodak Printomatic is obviously the winner because of its stickers. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The best instant camera for the beach," 10 Aug. 2018 Open your scrapbooks to the sunlight and plan your ultimate playlists, astro babes. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes Aug 13-19," 11 Aug. 2018 Insult to injury: Jason made Becca a damn scrapbook of all their good times together and gives it to her. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 9 Recap: Tears, Thailand, and Fantasy Suites," 23 July 2018 Heyward keeps his mission letter from 20 years ago in a scrapbook. Brady Mccombs, Fox News, "No more snail mail: Mormons to receive mission calls online," 6 Sep. 2018 Maybe, but Zwolinski's scrapbook provides pretty good proof of his connection to the painting. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Marine's long-lost painting turns up at a scrap dealer, but the owner won't let it go," 29 June 2018 Twenty-six scrapbooks and nine final Christmas parties later, on Jan. 19, 2002, Robert John Quinn finally succumbed to his illness. Yvonne Abraham,, "One man’s mission to remember and honor those lost to AIDS," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of scrapbook

1825, in the meaning defined above

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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

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one that collects or salvages junk

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