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From day +‎ book. Cognate with Dutch dagboek (diary, journal, logbook), German Tagebuch (diary, journal, daybook), Danish dagbog (diary), Swedish dagbok (diary, logbook, journal, daybook).



daybook (plural daybooks)

  1. A daily chronicle; a diary.
    • 1992, Cinthia Gannett, Gender and the journal: diaries and academic discourse:
      It was a working document, a sort of lab notebook, and since I have called it a daybook, it has become the most valuable resource I have It takes me about six weeks to fill a daybook, and when I'm finished with one I go back through it and pick out anything that I need to work on in the next book.
    • 2001, Janice Elsheimer, The Creative Call: An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit:
      I try to get up thirty minutes before anyone else in my house in order to have my daybook writing time.
    • 2001, Vicki Spandel, Ruth G. Nathan, Laura Robb, Daybook of critical reading and writing:
      Why is it called a Daybook? A Daybook traditionally is "a book in which daily transactions are recorded," but nowadays it is being used to mean "a journal."
    • 2003, Jim Burke, The Teacher's Daybook 2003–2004:
      This is how I use my Daybook: I sit down on Sunday and think about the week ahead. I begin by identifying the major ... When I get home on Monday, I revisit my Daybook, consider what happened that day and what I want to happen the rest [...]
  2. (bookkeeping) An accounting journal.
    • 1920, George Edward Bennett, Accounting: principles and practice:
      Since these memoranda were marked down from day to day and the entries followed one another day by day, this first book of accounts was called a "daybook."
  3. (nautical) A logbook.

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