year·​book | \ ˈyir-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce yearbook (audio) \

Definition of yearbook

1 : a book published yearly as a report or summary of statistics or facts : annual
2 : 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

Actress Busy Philips shared a high school yearbook photo on Instagram from her teenage years. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "People Share Their Own Stories of Sexual Assault in Solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford," 27 Sep. 2018 WATCH Queen Elizabeth's Best Corgi Moments: Recently, Vershbow shared Ken and Banjo’s absolutely delightful yearbook photo on Twitter. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Texas High School Teacher Brings His Adorable Corgi to School Every Day," 8 Mar. 2018 The Rhode Island Senator was last spotted examining high school yearbooks to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "No Friend-of-the-Court Senator," 25 Feb. 2019 The 2018 yearbook, just released, has some interesting figures on the state of nukes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. and Russia Are Shrinking Their Nuclear Arsenals—But China Isn't," 19 June 2018 The South Windsor building is currently being used by the Board of Education, however, the building took a trip back in time with old yearbooks, sports gear, photos, and more. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Town Remembers Ellsworth School," 16 May 2018 The students compete in photo contests, and serve the school's yearbook, newspaper and athletic programs. Kari Barnett,, "Butterfly release to support Faulk Center, Boca High photography on display," 7 May 2018 Jennings, who has spread the word online and to artists within the various cities, said the casting call-like sessions will be quick, requiring interested performers to fill out a form, which asks for a quote, much like a yearbook. Brittany Britto,, "Local photographer, drag king aims to document LGBTQ performer community in 'Queerbook'," 22 June 2018 Myra Lawson, executive director of the school’s alumni association, produced a yearbook from Mr. Roth’s 1950 graduating class. New York Times, "Philip Roth’s Newark, the Hometown He Never Really Left," 23 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'yearbook.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of yearbook

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about yearbook

Statistics for yearbook

Last Updated

7 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for yearbook

The first known use of yearbook was in 1677

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for yearbook



English Language Learners Definition of yearbook

: a book about a particular topic (such as sports or news) that is published each year
US : a book that is published by a school each year and that shows the activities at the school during that year


year·​book | \ ˈyir-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce yearbook (audio) \

Kids Definition of yearbook

1 : a book published once a year especially as a report or summary of a certain topic (as new discoveries in science)
2 : a publication that shows a school's current students and staff and the activities that took place during the school year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on yearbook

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with yearbook

Spanish Central: Translation of yearbook

Nglish: Translation of yearbook for Spanish Speakers

Comments on yearbook

What made you want to look up yearbook? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a sum of money that is sent as a payment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!