doggerel


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dog·ger·el

 (dô′gər-əl, dŏg′ər-) also dog·grel (dôg′rəl, dŏg′-)
n.
Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature.

[From Middle English, poor, worthless, from dogge, dog; see dog.]

dog′ger·el adj.

doggerel

(ˈdɒɡərəl) or

dogrel

n
1. (Poetry)
a. comic verse, usually irregular in measure
b. (as modifier): a doggerel rhythm.
2. nonsense; drivel
[C14 dogerel worthless, perhaps from dogge dog]

dog•ger•el

(ˈdɔ gər əl, ˈdɒg ər-)

adj.
1. (of verse)
a. comic or burlesque, and usu. loose or irregular in measure.
b. crude; having no aesthetic value; poorly written.
n.
2. doggerel verse.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see dog, -rel; compare dog Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doggerel - a comic verse of irregular measure; "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
rhyme, verse - a piece of poetry
Translations
شِعْر سَيِّئ
kostrbatý verš
dårlig poesi
fûzfavers
leirburîur, lélegur kveîskapur
pantiņšrīme
kostrbatý verš
kötü şiir

doggerel

[ˈdɒgərəl] Ncoplas fpl de ciego, malos versos mpl

doggerel

[ˈdɒgərəl] n (= bad poetry) → vers m de mirliton

doggerel

n (also doggerel verse)Knittelvers m

doggerel

[ˈdɒgrl] npoesia di scarso valore

doggerel

(ˈdogərəl) noun
bad poetry.
References in classic literature ?
The effect of this piece of doggerel was entirely convincing, and for days afterwards whenever Minnie met the Simpsons even a mile from the brick house she shuddered and held her peace.
I suppose the reader never makes nonsense rhymes from sheer gladness of heart,--nursery doggerel to keep time with the rippling of the stream, or the dancing of the sun, or the beating of his heart; the gibberish of delight.
This is a very difficult thing to accomplish, because working-men, like the people called their betters, do not always understand their own interests, and will often actually help their oppressors to exterminate their saviours to the tune of 'Rule Britannia,' or some such lying doggerel.
They have told me since that I was singing some insane doggerel about "The Last Man Left Alive
As he marched he sang a bit of doggerel in a high and quavering voice:
A fine, powerful voice aroused them from their momentary silence, as it rang under the branches of the trees, singing the following words of that inimitable doggerel, whose verses, if extended, would reach from the Caters of the Connecticut to the shores of Ontario.
I want the man I love and honor to be something finer and higher than a perpetrator of jokes and doggerel.
They still piled the brushwood round the base of the tower, and gambolled hand in hand around the blaze, screaming out the doggerel lines which had long been the watchword of the Jacquerie:
Throughout, too, we come on little bits of doggerel rimes, bad puns, simple jokes, mixed up with scraps of politics, with threatenings of war, with party quarrels, with all kinds of stray fragments of news which bring the life of the times vividly before us.
Hudibras,' which appeared in three parts during a period of fifteen years, is written, like previous English satires, in rough-and-ready doggerel verse, in this case verse of octosyllabic couplets and in the form of a mock-epic.
The abalone meat they pounded religiously to a verse of doggerel improvised by Saxon.
I found besides a large account-book, which, when opened, hopefully turned out to my infinite consternation to be filled with verses--page after page of rhymed doggerel of a jovial and im proper character, written in the neatest minute hand I ever did see.