Origin and Etymology of doggerel
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of doggerel in a Sentence
a few lines of doggerel
Recent Examples of doggerel from the Web
Eacker’s poetry explores not only relatable subjects such as gardening, nature, sports, love, aging and life, but also the process of writing doggerel (bad verse).
Perhaps no children’s form is more ancient than the book of verse, those compilations of light doggerel meant to entertain and instruct.
Ali, who died Friday at 74, recited doggerel, danced in the ring, taunted his opponents and converted to Islam.
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First Known Use of doggerel
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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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