Origin of limerick
Definition for limerick (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for limerick
No alarms were triggered as she strolled out of the Giant supermarket in Limerick, Pennsylvania, and nobody thought otherwise.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was born in Limerick city but grew up in a small town in County Donegal—remote, windy, lots of rain.
And I was trying to illustrate that with a more familiar example, which would be something like the repetition of a limerick.
He was taken to a place in Ireland called Limerick where he suffered undue hardships as opposed to due hardships.
I would like to have run from Limerick Junction up to Limerick, says a feminine member of the quartette.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
At Limerick he found the accommodation for the patients "such as we should not appropriate for our dog-kennels."Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles|Daniel Hack Tuke
But no such obstacle barred the path of the first bishops of Limerick and Waterford.
After a short siege he obtained possession of Limerick, and his enemies were fain to demand a truce.The History of England|T.F. Tout
After a happy interval of convalescence at home, I was sent to a smaller school kept by Mr. Hogg at Limerick.The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent|S.M. Hussey
British Dictionary definitions for limerick (1 of 2)
Word Origin for limerick
British Dictionary definitions for limerick (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for limerick
A form of humorous five-line verse, such as:
There once was a young man from Kew
Who found a dead mouse in his stew.
Said the waiter, “Don't shout
Or wave it about,
Or the rest will be wanting one too!”