- (of a page in a book) Bent or slightly ragged in appearance, especially due to having been read many times.
- The pages in his favorite book were dog-eared from years of reading it at bedtime.
- (of a page in a book) Having the corner folded over, as a sort of bookmark.
- By thumbing to the dog-eared pages, she quickly found the items in the catalog she wanted to order.
worn out or shabby from overuse