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Poetry Definition

Poor quality poetry. The Scottish poet William McGonagall is famous for his doggerel and enjoys the dubious distinction of being regarded as the world's worst poet.


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Standard Definition

[n] a comic verse of irregular measure; "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"


doggerel verse - (4 syllables), jingle - (2 syllables)

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Misc. Definitions

\Dog"ger*el\, a. [OE. dogerel.] Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes. This may well be rhyme doggerel, quod he. -- Chaucer.
\Dog"ger*el\, n. A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified poetry. Doggerel like that of Hudibras. -- Addison. The ill-spelt lines of doggerel in which he expressed his reverence for the brave sufferers. --Macaulay.