[ dawg-eer, dog- ]
See synonyms for: dog-eardog-eared on

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

  2. Architecture. crossette.

verb (used with object)
  1. to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).

Origin of dog-ear

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby dog-ear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dog-ear in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dog-ear


  1. (tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)

  2. computing to bookmark (a website)

nounAlso: dog's-ear
  1. a folded-down corner of a page

  2. computing a bookmark

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