commonplace book


noun

a book in which noteworthy quotations, comments, etc., are written.

Nearby words

  1. commonalty,
  2. commoner,
  3. commonhold,
  4. commonly,
  5. commonplace,
  6. commons,
  7. commons, house of,
  8. commonsensical,
  9. commonweal,
  10. commonwealth

Origin of commonplace book

First recorded in 1570–80

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commonplace book

noun

a notebook in which quotations, poems, remarks, etc, that catch the owner's attention are entered
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