: the turned-down corner of a page especially of a book
dog-ear transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dog-ear was in 1856

Dictionary Entries Near dog-ear

Cite this Entry

“Dog-ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog-ear. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the turned-down corner of a leaf of a book
dog-ear verb
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