Definition of dog-eared in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡɪəd/


(Of an object made from paper) having the corners worn or battered with use: a dog-eared paperback book
More example sentences
  • I found no joy in cleaning up some little tyrant's mess and I didn't have enough emotion in me to cry over a silly dog-eared card.
  • The yellowed pages were dog-eared and extremely battered, and I replaced it gingerly on the shelf as I went to answer the door.
  • It was a worn book, pages dog-eared, and edges faded.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: dog-eared

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words