Definition of doggerel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɒɡərəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːɡərəl//
, NAmE//ˈdɑːɡərəl//
[uncountable] Poetry
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poetry that is badly written or ridiculous, sometimes because the writer has not intended it to be serious See related entries: Poetry Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective describing such verse): apparently from dog (used contemptuously, as in dog Latin, a debased form of Latin) + -rel.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doggerel