dog-ear

[dawg-eer, dog-]
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noun

(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).

Also dog·ear, dog's-ear.

Origin of dog-ear

First recorded in 1650–60

dog's-ear

[dawgz-eer, dogz-]

noun, verb (used with object)

Related formsdog's-eared, adjective

dog-eared

or dog·eared

[dawg-eerd, dog-]

adjective

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

Origin of dog-eared

First recorded in 1775–85
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dog-ear

verb

(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

dog-eared

adjective

having dog-ears
shabby or worn
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