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dog-eared

[dawg-eerd, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌɪərd, ˈdɒg-/
adjective
1.
having dog-ears:
a dog-eared book.
2.
shabby; worn:
dog-eared furniture.
Also, dogeared.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for more dogeared

dog-eared

adjective
1.
having dog-ears
2.
shabby or worn
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dog-eared

adjective
  1. Worn, creased, and rumpled; shabby; unkempt
  2. Old; outworn; hackneyed: Even a clean reading of a dog-eared tune is deepened

[1894+; fr the look of a book whose pages have been repeatedly folded at the corners; found in this sense by 1824]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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