doggerel doggerel  /ˈdɑ ɡə rəl/


  • (n) a comic verse of irregular measure



  1. Later as a prop for such doggerel as: Swastika shines from rock to sea, Brethren to work, true to the Fiihrer.
  2. Businessmen who remember how Lawyer Mason won a case before FTC by quoting his own doggerel-were delighted at the sympathetic note from the other side of the fence.
  3. And then there are some doggerel verses that don't always make sense but are apparently designed for self-motivation: In the grave, there are no cowards.


  • Salt Lake City company makes music in Beethoven’s ‘33 Variations’

    When is a bit of musical doggerel worth obsessing over? In Moisés Kaufman’s play “33 Variations,” that’s the question driving musicologist Katherine Brandt — “I need to know what he saw in this waltz” — as she researches the years Beethoven spent writing variations of what the composer considered a banal “beerhall waltz” written by his publisher Anton Diabelli. Brandt (Anne Cullimore Decker) is ...
    on November 1, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "The handwriting on the paper does look very like his," responded Truman archivist Randy Sowell, who reported finding a "piece of paper with a bit of doggerel in Truman's handwriting on one side, and some doodles on the other."
    on Sep 19, 2006 By: Thomas Sowell Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In his foreword to the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary Paxman describes, en passant, Scotland's national poet as "a king of sentimental doggerel", useful for coining such vivid terms as forswunk (translation: tired) and ramfeezled...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Jeremy Paxman Source: Times Online

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