Doggerel meaning

dôgrəl, dŏg-
Doggerel is defined as awkward or poor poetry.

An example of a doggerel is a pathetic ballad.

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The definition of doggerel is awkward or poorly crafted.

An example of doggerel used as an adjective is in the phrase, "a doggerel piece of poetry."

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Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature.
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Trivial, awkward, often comic verse characterized by a monotonous rhythm.
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Any trivial or bad poetry.
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Designating or of such verse.
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(poetry) Of a crude or irregular construction. (Originally applied to humorous verse, but now to verse lacking artistry or meaning.)
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(poetry) A comic or humorous verse, usually irregular in measure.
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A doggerel poem or verse.
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Origin of doggerel

  • From Middle English poor, worthless from dogge dog dog

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