Doggerel is defined as awkward or poor poetry.(noun)
An example of a doggerel is a pathetic ballad.
The definition of doggerel is awkward or poorly crafted.(adjective)
An example of doggerel used as an adjective is in the phrase, "a doggerel piece of poetry."
See doggerel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dogerel (Chaucer), prob. < It doga, barrel stave, but infl. by dog as in dog Latin: parallel with Ger knüttelvers, lit., cudgel verse, Prov bastonnet, little stick, type of verse
See doggerel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English, poor, worthless
Origin: , from dogge, dog; see Dog.
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