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



BrE BrE//ˈklerɪhjuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklerɪhjuː//
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a short amusing poem, usually consisting of two pairs of rhyming lines, and referring to a famous person Word Origin1920s: named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley, the English journalist and novelist who invented it.
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