- comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure.
- rude; crude; poor.
Origin of doggerel
Related Words for doggerelverse, poem, poetry, cadence, rhythm, tune, paean, song, rhyme, poesy, stanza, rime, rune, versification, beat, couplet, meter, harmony, measure, ode
Examples from the Web for doggerel
Historical Examples of doggerel
Because you recited that doggerel about The Run of Crusader.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Ramsey shook his head and tried to force the thoughts from his mind with doggerel.Equation of Doom
This supposition has found strength and sanction in doggerel verse.Welsh Folk-Lore
By now, Presley could not tell whether what he had written was true poetry or doggerel.The Octopus
My lady was pleased to laugh at the doggerel, and even Mrs. Manners.Richard Carvel, Complete
- comic verse, usually irregular in measure
- (as modifier)a doggerel rhythm