[dawg-eer, dog-]


(in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
Architecture. crossette.

verb (used with object)

to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).

Nearby words

  1. dog-and-pony show,
  2. dog-catcher,
  3. dog-cheap,
  4. dog-day cicada,
  5. dog-doo,
  6. dog-eared,
  7. dog-eat-dog,
  8. dog-end,
  9. dog-leg stair,
  10. dog-legged

Also dog·ear, dog's-ear.

Origin of dog-ear

First recorded in 1650–60


[dawgz-eer, dogz-]

noun, verb (used with object)

Related formsdog's-eared, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dog-ear

British Dictionary definitions for dog-ear



(tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
computing to bookmark (a website)

noun Also: dog's-ear

a folded-down corner of a page
computing a bookmark
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