dog-ear

[ dawg-eer, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌɪər, ˈdɒg- /

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

Definition for dogeared (2 of 3)

dog's-ear

[ dawgz-eer, dogz- ]
/ ˈdɔgzˌɪər, ˈdɒgz- /

noun, verb (used with object)

Related forms

dog's-eared, adjective

Definition for dogeared (3 of 3)

dog-eared

or dog·eared

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for dogeared (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for dogeared (2 of 2)

dog-eared


adjective

having dog-ears
shabby or worn
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