[ dawg-eerd, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌɪərd, ˈdɒg- /
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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Example sentences from the Web for dog-eared
"It's great brand awareness for us," says Marcia Maizel-Clarke, founder of Dogeared jewelry.
British Dictionary definitions for dog-eared
shabby or worn
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