nursery rhyme


noun

a short, simple poem or song for very young children, as Hickory Dickory Dock.

Nearby words

  1. nurseling,
  2. nursemaid,
  3. nursemaid's elbow,
  4. nurser,
  5. nursery,
  6. nursery rhymes,
  7. nursery school,
  8. nursery slopes,
  9. nursery stakes,
  10. nurseryman

Origin of nursery rhyme

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for nursery rhyme

nursery rhyme

noun

a short traditional verse or song for children, such as Little Jack Horner
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