scrap·book | \ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k \

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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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 Jeff Cravotta Courtesy of UNCC Though Horvath never talked much about war experiences before dying on Memorial Day weekend in 2009, Raven’s grandmother put together a scrapbook of testimony and letters. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "His great-uncle died at D-Day in Normandy. Now this veteran, and his bandmates, will march there. | Charlotte Observer," 23 May 2018 Ryan’s sister — Barbara Ott — kept a scrapbook of her memories of her brother. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "A 30-year-old murder case in Virginia closes with a guilty verdict," 27 Apr. 2018 What Paul couldn’t find in his mother’s scrapbook was any mention of the Fourth of July fireworks. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Things have been exploding over D.C. for decades — but not always on the 4th," 3 July 2018 The set list from Presley's MSA concert is nestled in a scrapbook Lipps brought to 360 Market Square. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "You can now find Elvis Presley final-concert plaque amid shiny new spots on Market Street," 26 June 2018 September 10, 2017: When Jacob made Joey a scrapbook about their relationship. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Here’s a Complete Timeline of “The Kissing Booth” Stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi’s Relationship," 12 June 2018 The story unfolds in three Western Union telegrams among the 41 letters and 54 telegrams from Comiskey and the White Sox contained in the scrapbook that belonged to Mills. Phil Rosenthal,, "Who needs Babe Ruth? Comiskey telegram nixing a 1914 White Sox deal up for bid," 25 Apr. 2018 But for now, James is back in his customary place, adding to a Finals scrapbook that swells every June. Lee Jenkins,, "Back Where He Belongs: LeBron James Finds Sense of Normalcy in NBA Finals Trip," 30 May 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 \

Kids Definition of scrapbook

: a blank book in which clippings or pictures are kept

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