Definition of limerick
: a light or humorous verse form of five chiefly anapestic verses of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of three feet and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet with a rhyme scheme of aabba
Origin and Etymology of limerick
First Known Use: 1895
Definition of Limerick
1 county of southwestern Ireland in Munster area 1037 square miles (2696 square kilometers), population 191,809
2 city and port on the Shannon River in southwestern Ireland population 57,106 ◆The city of Limerick is the capital of the county of Limerick.
LIMERICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of limerick for English Language Learners
: a humorous rhyming poem of five lines
LIMERICK Defined for Kids
Definition of limerick for Students
: a funny poem with five lines
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