hoggerel

noun

hog·​ger·​el
ˈhäg(ə)rəl
plural -s
British
: a young sheep
usually : hog sense 2a

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (Scots dialect), diminutive of hogge hog, sheep

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoggerel was in 1530

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“Hoggerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoggerel. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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