[dey-boo k]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for daybook

album, log, ledger, record, notebook, diary, scrapbook, logbook, datebook

Examples from the Web for daybook

Historical Examples of daybook

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for daybook



accounting a book in which the transactions of each day are recorded as they occur
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