- (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.
- 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
- 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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Related Words for dogeareddeserted, desolate, dilapidated, broken-down, neglected, dingy, crumbling, decrepit, ramshackle, seedy, derelict, rickety, tacky, shabby, decaying, grubby, crummy, sleazy, squalid, scruffy
Examples from the Web for dogeared
Contemporary Examples of dogeared
"It's great brand awareness for us," says Marcia Maizel-Clarke, founder of Dogeared jewelry.Inside the Eat Pray Love Merchandising Machine
August 17, 2010
- (tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
- computing to bookmark (a website)
- a folded-down corner of a page
- computing a bookmark
- having dog-ears
- shabby or worn
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