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 Others gave Lin even more personal gifts, such as a bottle of moisturizing lotion for his apparently dry hands or a scrapbook of his toddler nephew. Connor Letourneau,, "Why Jeremy Lin turned down millions in China to play for Warriors’ G League team," 15 Jan. 2021 The list is a scrapbook, an album, a home movie, a box of slides, a memory jog to decades of unforgettable (for me) stories. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Birder's life lists can trigger a walk down a bird-lined memory lane," 8 Dec. 2020 The photo request was not for a social media post or a scrapbook project, but rather an effort by the fifth-year senior forward to give his closest family members the chance, virtually, to be present for Minnesota's upcoming games. Dave Campbell, Chron, "Isolation play: College teams fend off holiday loneliness," 24 Dec. 2020 Can be used to make a mini memory book or to decorate an existing scrapbook or photo collage. Sian Babish,, "The best American Girl accessory," 19 Dec. 2020 Among the items up for auction are a scrapbook featuring 13 characters drawn in 1918 by teenage Walt Disney, who was serving in World War I. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney: Auction includes rare theme-park items, WWI sketches by Walt," 3 Dec. 2020 In the meantime, Angie Sommers made a scrapbook of Olive and her journey for Powell. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, "A second chance: 'Feisty' 5-year-old recovering from Cincinnati Children's first stranger-donor liver transplant," 25 Nov. 2020 Obscured from onlookers by layers of vibrant green and brown brushstrokes, Found, which depicts a life-size bushman holding a small child, was previously known solely through a small black-and-white photograph included in the artist’s scrapbook. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Missing Australian Masterpiece Spent 115 Years Hiding in Plain Sight," 24 Nov. 2020 From drawing inside jokes to class schedules, students created a scrapbook of their college years—some even going so far as to hire professional illustrators to customize theirs to perfection. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "From College to a Vogue Cover Story, Harry Styles and Bode Celebrate Senior Cords," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of scrapbook

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Scrapbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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