from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of doggerel.
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- adj. Alternative form of doggerel.
- n. Alternative form of doggerel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Same as doggerel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See doggerel.
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Thus Emser says once in German doggrel, that Luther imagined that
The children weave their flowers and chant some old doggrel rhymes with little or no meaning.
In what his daughter calls a doggrel list of his friends and his feats, Dr. Burney has thus mentioned the Thrales:
He repeated a kind of doggrel pasquinade, beginning with --
He showed me once a poem he'd written in those days with an apology -- It's doggrel adolescent doggrel.
In places, however, it is clearly improvised and then as a rule it is model doggrel.
But the acme of beauty is in the hair and, indeed, al-Shihab the Hijazi hath brought together all these items in his doggrel verse of the metre Rajaz, 489 and it is this:
In our house it was not merely that no attention was given to literature, to poetry; but poetry, especially Russian poetry, was looked upon as something quite undignified and vulgar; my grandmother did not even call it poetry, but ‘doggrel verses’; every author of such doggrel was, in her opinion, either a confirmed toper or a perfect idiot.
I, too, began reading poetry, or, as my grandmother expressed it, poring over doggrel trash ....
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