See also: dogear and dog-ear

EnglishEdit

 
dog ear in a book

EtymologyEdit

From the contrast between wolves' ears, which stand upright, and the ears of dogs, which are generally floppy.

NounEdit

dog ear (plural dog ears)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see dog,‎ ear.
  2. folded down corner of a page in a book, acting as a bookmark

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