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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • The nightingale annoyed the owl and was hushed, and the poet rimed sums in a daybook.

  • 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
  • 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 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
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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