Origin of clerihew
Examples from the Web for clerihew
It became embarrassing, though, when Mrs. Clerihew accosted him next day with a precisely similar request.
The three kept sentry, knowing that Clerihew must sooner or later return with his convoy, there being no other exit.
For a good five minutes the pair mauled Mrs. Clerihew, who, with an air of high gentility, went on ironing shirts.
"I shall be happy for one," said Mrs. Clerihew, laying stress on the aspirate.
But Mrs. Clerihew, between her lapses, clung passionately to gentility and the world's esteem.
British Dictionary definitions for clerihew
Word Origin for clerihew
Word Origin and History for clerihew
humorous verse form, 1928, from English humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), who described it in a book published 1906 under the name E. Clerihew.