- comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure.
- rude; crude; poor.
Words nearby doggerel
How to use doggerel in a sentence
In the words of the old doggerel: The rain it falls alike, On the just and unjust fella.
Some scornful commentator has called this doggerel; but I would that all doggerel were as interesting.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
The old words which Burns's songs superseded were wretched doggerel; not such were the ancient Greek heroic lays.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
On the left wall, as one faces the choir, is a curious doggerel inscription to one Busbie.Milton's England|Lucia Ames Mead
He seems to have spent the greater part of his useless life in composing doggerel verses which he addressed to his sisters.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
The Atlantic cable was a theme of inspiration for innumerable sermons and a prodigious quantity of doggerel.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
British Dictionary definitions for doggerel
- comic verse, usually irregular in measure
- (as modifier)a doggerel rhythm