An example of a limerick is a short five-line poem such as: There once was a man from Nantucket / Who kept all his cash in a bucket. / But his daughter, named Nan, / Ran away with a man. / And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
Origin of limerickprobably from Irish refrain containing the name: see Limerick
- county in SW Ireland, in Munster province: 1,037 sq mi (2,686 sq km)
- its county seat
Origin of limerickAfter Limerick
- A county in the Republic of Ireland.
- A town in the county of Limerick