Doggerel Definition

dôgər-əl, dŏgər-
noun
Trivial, awkward, often comic verse characterized by a monotonous rhythm.
Webster's New World
Any trivial or bad poetry.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • jingle
  • doggerel verse
adjective
Designating or of such verse.
Webster's New World

(poetry) Of a crude or irregular construction. (Originally applied to humorous verse, but now to verse lacking artistry or meaning.)

Wiktionary

(poetry) A comic or humorous verse, usually irregular in measure.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Doggerel

Noun

Singular:
doggerel
Plural:
doggerels

Origin of Doggerel

  • From Middle English poor, worthless from dogge dog dog

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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