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[dey-boo k] /ˈdeɪˌbʊk/
Bookkeeping. a book in which the transactions of the day are entered in the order of their occurrence.
a diary; journal.
Origin of daybook
First recorded in 1570-80; day + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The nightingale annoyed the owl and was hushed, and the poet rimed sums in a daybook.

  • Mr. Starr hung up his coat and hat and swooped like a hawk on the daybook, at the same time calling for the book of "petty cash."

  • He once showed me his daybook in which were noted down over five hundred dollars lent out in small sums to indigent Americans.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson
  • He was calculating even in his pleasures, and, they say, kept a regular ledger and daybook of the moneys disbursed in his vices.

    Guy Livingstone; George A. Lawrence
  • As usual, Uncle Jabez was poring over his daybook and counting the cash in the japanned money box.

  • In the meantime Morris had repaired to the bookkeeper's desk and was looking over the daybook with an unseeing eye.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • The daybook is banged, the bottles rattled, the counter thumped, and then he is off again with five doors slamming behind him.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
British Dictionary definitions for daybook


(accounting) a book in which the transactions of each day are recorded as they occur
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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