dogeared

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See also: dog-eared and dog eared

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dog +‎ eared

Adjective[edit]

dogeared (comparative more dogeared, superlative most dogeared)

  1. (US, of a book) Having many pages with corners that have been folded down, usually a sign of heavy use.
    1986 Official Price Guide to Old Books & Autographs, House of Collectibles: New York. 7th edition, p59:
    • Originally used of the corners of pages that have become ragged through creasing, "dog eared" is now applied to any pages that have the appearance of heavy use. [...] The term is confined mainly to American catalogues; the British prefer "frayed."

Verb[edit]

dogeared

  1. simple past tense and past participle of dogear