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friendship book (plural friendship books)

  1. A decorative stapled booklet or similar, made by an individual who writes their name, address, interests etc. inside and gives it to a friend or pen pal. The book is passed on from one person to another, each adding their own details, and eventually returned to the originator.
    Synonym: FB
    Hyponyms: cram, slam, slambook
    • 2019, Manjit Bal, Lovingly Yours - Penpals
      Pen pals also make and pass around friendship books, slams and crams. In recent years, pen pal correspondence with prison inmates has gained acceptance on the Internet.