Doggerel

Definition of Doggerel

Dog´ger`el
a.1.Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes.
This may well be rhyme doggerel, quod he.
- Chaucer.
n.1.A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified poetry.
Doggerel like that of Hudibras.
- Addison.
The ill-spelt lines of doggerel in which he expressed his reverence for the brave sufferers.
- Macaulay.

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Doric, Hudibrastic verse, amphigory, barbaric, barbarous, burlesque, cacophonous, caricatural, clumsy, coarse, crambo, crambo clink, crude, dysphemistic, farcical, graceless, gross, halting meters, harsh, improper, impure, in bad taste, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecorous, inelegant, infelicitous, lame verses, limping meters, low, macaronic, macaronic verse, macaronics, nonsense verse, outlandish, parodic, rude, satiric, tasteless, uncourtly, uncouth, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, ungraceful, unpolished, unrefined, unseemly, vulgar
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