hoggerel

noun
hog·​ger·​el | \ ˈhäg(ə)rəl \
plural -s

Definition of hoggerel

British
: a young sheep usually : hog sense 2a

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First Known Use of hoggerel

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoggerel

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

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“Hoggerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoggerel. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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