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[skrap-boo k] /ˈskræpˌbʊk/
an album in which pictures, newspaper clippings, etc., may be pasted or mounted.
Origin of scrapbook
1815-25; scrap1 + book Unabridged
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Examples from the web for scrapbook
  • As an obsessive scrapbook journal-keeper, he had been staring his idea in the face.
  • Today a thick scrapbook filled with yellowed newspaper clippings from that time sits high on a shelf in his office.
  • He turns away from the scrapbook and leans back into the overstuffed couch.
  • It would have been better if the picture had stopped right there, put away in a scrapbook or a top desk drawer.
  • He shows me a scrapbook with snapshots of enormous heaps of rat's tails.
  • Make a scrapbook to remember trips and activities.
  • Create a scrapbook of your photos with different sections devoted to each culture you have identified.
  • Create a real travel brochure or a scrapbook of a place you have visited.
  • Repurpose smaller pieces in scrapbook projects or cover light-switch and outlet covers with them.
  • What you get in the end is a global scrapbook of personal and collective history.
British Dictionary definitions for scrapbook


a book or album of blank pages in which to mount newspaper cuttings, pictures, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for scrapbook

also scrap-book, 1821, from scrap (n.1) + book (n.). As a verb, by 1879. Related: Scrapbooked; scrapbooking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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