year·​book ˈyir-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce yearbook (audio)
: a book published yearly as a report or summary of statistics or facts : annual
: a school publication that is compiled usually by a graduating class and that serves as a record of the year's activities

Examples of yearbook in a Sentence

They signed each other's yearbooks.
Recent Examples on the Web A day of wholesome fun, with a talent show and yearbook photos. Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2023 According to China’s latest annual film yearbook, many Chinese viewers consider local films to have improved in quality in recent years. Patrick Frater, Variety, 21 Dec. 2023 In one study, psychologists asked volunteers to name people in photos from their high school yearbooks. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Both the yearbook and the next edition of the newspaper were published on time. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 But a black-and-white photograph from DeSantis' Harvard Law School yearbook unearthed by ABC News indicates that at one point, DeSantis campaigned on Romney's behalf. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 14 Nov. 2023 Its episodes were fixed in time, like the pages of a yearbook. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 31 Oct. 2023 More than two decades separate DeSantis' critical comments from the yearbook photo, and both men have undertaken vastly different trajectories in the intervening years. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 14 Nov. 2023 In his teenage years, Mr. Meyer started wearing bow ties and reported for his high school’s newspaper and yearbook. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of yearbook was in 1677

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“Yearbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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year·​book -ˌbu̇k How to pronounce yearbook (audio)
: a book published yearly
: a school publication recording the history and activities of a graduating class

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