earmark - Dictionary definition and meaning for word earmark
earmark..let break it as ear + mark -'ear' is on the side of the face. Something is placed or kept aside and we -'mark' it means something particular or extraordinary.So ..'something is kept aside for a particular purpose'
earm...very close to earn.....so what ever you are earning you are keeping it aside because soon you want to start your own buisness.
Earmark is to mark the ear of the pig, sheep.....to regonise the ownership