a turned-down corner of the page of a book, magazine, etc.
Origin of dog-earfrom its shape
to turn down the corner of (a page or pages)
Also written dogear
A turned-down corner of a page in a book.
transitive verbdog-eared, dog-ear·ing, dog-ears
- To turn down the corner of (the page of a book).
- To make worn or shabby from overuse.
(third-person singular simple present dogears, present participle dogearing, simple past and past participle dogeared)
- To fold down the corner of a page in a book.