doggerel


1dog·ger·el

adjective \ˈd-g(ə-)rəl, ˈdä-\

Definition of DOGGEREL

:  loosely styled and irregular in measure especially for burlesque or comic effect; also :  marked by triviality or inferiority

Origin of DOGGEREL

Middle English dogerel, probably diminutive of dogge dog
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2doggerel

noun

: poetry that is poorly written and that often is not meant to be taken seriously

Full Definition of DOGGEREL

:  doggerel verse

Examples of DOGGEREL

  1. a few lines of doggerel

First Known Use of DOGGEREL

1630

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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