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

According to the Claremont Courier and school yearbooks, Hampton graduated from Claremont High School in 1976 and married classmate Tom McDonald in 1978. Daily Pilot, "Laguna Beach man is charged with murder in death of his ‘devoted’ mother," 20 Aug. 2019 Located on the second floor of Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix, this collection includes tons of historic records from around Arizona like vintage postcards, historic maps and yearbooks from Phoenix-area high schools over the years. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "100 free things to do in metro Phoenix," 17 Aug. 2019 Attending the 2019 Vans Warped Tour at Shoreline Amphitheatre was a lot like looking back at old yearbooks. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Vans Warped Tour: Fans, artists celebrate ‘best tour of all time’ in Bay Area," 20 July 2019 More than 1,100 digital, print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2017-2018 academic year were eligible. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, Sept. 12," 12 Sep. 2019 The conversation prompted The Denver Post to uncover photos in decades-old Arapahoe High School yearbooks showing students wearing hoods that resembled those of the Ku Klux Klan. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "CSU won’t punish students who wore blackface in photo shared on social media, citing First Amendment," 11 Sep. 2019 The school is having the yearbooks reprinted without the image, KARE reported. Faith Karimi And Sheena Jones, CNN, "They posed in blackface and bullied African-American classmates. The school district failed to act, parents say," 5 Sep. 2019 Hope and Stoops had been joking about phrases and abbreviations that friends from high school would write in each other’s yearbooks. Anne Nickoloff,, "Cleveland’s Young Teazer premieres first-ever single ‘GLTS’," 30 Aug. 2019 The emergence of the audio featuring Ivey comes just months after medical school yearbooks were found featuring racist photos of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, including an image of one person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan costume. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "Alabama governor apologizes for participating in racist skit while a college student," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of yearbook

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

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