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bookmark (n.)

also book-mark, "ribbon or other device placed between the pages of a book to mark a place," 1840, from book (n.) + mark (n.1). Bookmarker is older (1838). As a verb, by 1900. Related: Bookmarked; bookmarking.

updated on July 09, 2017

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Definitions of bookmark from WordNet

bookmark (n.)
a marker (a piece of paper or ribbon) placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place;
Synonyms: bookmarker
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