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yearbook

[yeer-boo k]
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noun
  1. a book published annually, containing information, statistics, etc., about the past year: an encyclopedia yearbook.
  2. a book published by the graduating class of a high school or college, containing photographs of class members and commemorating school activities.

Origin of yearbook

First recorded in 1580–90; year + book
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yearbook

noun
  1. an almanac or reference book published annually and containing details of events of the previous year
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Word Origin and History for yearbook

n.

1580s, "book of reports of cases in law-courts for that year," from year + book (n.). Meaning "book of events and statistics of the previous year" is recorded from 1710. Sense of "graduating class album" is attested from 1926, American English.

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