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

 

doggerel

 noun
noun
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 Origin late Middle English (as an adjective describing such verse): apparently from dog (used contemptuously, as in dog Latin, a debased form of Latin) + -rel.
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