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.

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The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, did not resign from his post after yearbook photos of him in blackface surfaced. Lily Jackson |, al, "Is Auburn’s response to Ivey blackface incident enough?," 30 Aug. 2019 Coming from a man who just six months ago had to explain how a photo depicting a man in blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan uniform ended up on his medical school yearbook page, this was a remarkable acknowledgment. Jonathan Capehart, The Denver Post, "Capehart: Dismantling the myth of America and the white men who founded it," 30 Aug. 2019 It was designed to look like her yearbook page, with a photo of her in the center. Emily Brindley,, "Father of Farmington High School student, one of four teens killed in 2007 crash, removes memorial after vandalism," 21 Aug. 2019 The picture in question, on Northam’s yearbook page, shows two people—one in KKK robes, and one in blackface, both brandishing beer cans. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “Russia Did Not Help Me!”," 3 Feb. 2019 According to Heritage Auctions, the jersey came with a letter of provenance from Noble and his 1979 Punahou yearbook. Doblado Dennis, ajc, "Basketball high school jersey worn by Barack Obama sells for $120K," 19 Aug. 2019 Included in the lot is a letter of provenance from Noble and his 1979 Punahou School yearbook. Allen Kim, CNN, "President Obama's high school basketball jersey nets $120,000 at auction," 19 Aug. 2019 Northam pledged to work toward racial reconciliation earlier this year after a racist yearbook photo almost forced him from office. USA TODAY, "Emoji house, Saharan dust, turtle crossing: News from around our 50 states," 8 Aug. 2019 The school now houses a collection of the star’s memorabilia, including costumes, gold records, and her 1958 high school yearbook. Pamela Wright,, "You can visit, as long as you promise not to sing ‘Walking in Memphis’," 16 July 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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