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Meaning of DOGGEREL

Pronunciation:  'dogurul

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

DOGGEREL is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: doggerel verse, jingle
 See Also: rhyme, verse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Dog"ger*el\, n.
    A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified
          Doggerel like that of Hudibras.          -- Addison.
          The ill-spelt lines of doggerel in which he expressed
          his reverence for the brave sufferers.   --Macaulay.
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