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 Enhanced by endnotes of fascinating facts from the neighborhood and his life, the book and its illustrations have the intriguing feel of turning pages in a family scrapbook. Augusta Scattergood, The Christian Science Monitor, "Spring picture books to read with the ones you love," 18 May 2020 The other is a scrapbook style history of Terry and Pat from childhood on, with interludes about the realities for the LGBTQ community in Chicago in the 1950s. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘A Secret Love’ is the story of a 6-decade forbidden love," 1 May 2020 Her scrapbooks are meticulously maintained by a professional archivist. Los Angeles Times, "How Patti LuPone rescues her quarantined fans on Twitter," 2 Apr. 2020 Indeed, Lanari’s home is a living scrapbook of materials and inspirations. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, "A Designer Whose Home Is as Fanciful as Her Plaster Creations," 9 Apr. 2020 The result is a sumptuous scrapbook of photographs, magazine covers, artwork and hundreds of articles, letters and typescripts, everything beautifully held together by the Ritters’ concise but enthralling text. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "‘The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom’ beautifully demonstrates the evolution of a genre," 4 Mar. 2020 Here, in our visual scrapbook of the past 10 years, 15 of fashion’s most influential people—the ones who shaped the look and feel of the 2010s—reflect on their best moments. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Decade in Fashion—According to the People Who Made It," 16 Dec. 2019 The public was so fascinated by the couple that some Americans kept scrapbooks documenting Rose’s fairy-tale ascent. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, "The Unlikely Life of a Socialist Activist Resonates a Century Later," 4 Mar. 2020 Dorothy Hall was the family archivist, documenting every achievement in letters, diaries and scrapbooks. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "'I want to understand:' Diane Keaton candid about mental illness in interview, memoir ‘Brother & Sister’," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of scrapbook

1825, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Scrapbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of scrapbook

: a blank book in which clippings or pictures are kept

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