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doggerel

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adjective dog·ger·el \ˈdȯ-g(ə-)rəl, ˈdä-\

Definition of doggerel

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

Origin and Etymology of doggerel

Middle English dogerel, probably diminutive of dogge dog


First Known Use: 14th century


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doggerel

noun dog·ger·el

Definition of doggerel

  1. :  doggerel verse

Examples of doggerel in a sentence

  1. a few lines of doggerel

1630

First Known Use of doggerel

1630


DOGGEREL Defined for English Language Learners


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doggerel

noun dog·ger·el

Definition of doggerel for English Language Learners

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


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