- comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure.
- rude; crude; poor.
Origin of doggerel
Examples from the Web for doggrel
Historical Examples of doggrel
Then the doggrel letter-press, to explain what wanted no explanation.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. I. (of II)
They are not, indeed, the only doggrel unjustly fathered upon him.English Pictures
Bathing in Loch Fyne the next morning, he got horribly bitten by gad-flies, and vented his smart in a set of doggrel rhymes.Life of John Keats
Sternhold and Hopkins, of whom such honourable mention has been made above, were illustrious as Doggrel writers.The Comic English Grammar
The story went abroad in the shape of a ballad with doggrel rhymes.La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages
- comic verse, usually irregular in measure
- (as modifier)a doggerel rhythm