dog-eared

or dog·eared

[ dawg-eerd, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌɪərd, ˈdɒg- /

adjective

having dog-ears: a dog-eared book.
shabby; worn: dog-eared furniture.

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Origin of dog-eared

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for dog-eared

dog-eared

adjective

having dog-ears
shabby or worn
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