(in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
verb (used with object)
to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).
deserted, desolate, dilapidated, broken-down, neglected, dingy, crumbling, decrepit, ramshackle, seedy, derelict, rickety, tacky, shabby, decaying, grubby, crummy, sleazy, squalid, scruffy
- dog-and-pony show,
- dog-day cicada,
- dog-leg stair,
Also dog·ear, dog's-ear.
Origin of dog-ear
First recorded in 1650–60
noun, verb (used with object)
Origin of dog-eared
First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for dogeared
"It's great brand awareness for us," says Marcia Maizel-Clarke, founder of Dogeared jewelry.
(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
shabby or worn
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