doggrel

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

doggrel (comparative more doggrel, superlative most doggrel)

  1. Alternative form of doggerel
    • 1808, Edited by Walter Scott, The Works of John Dryden, Vol. II[1]:
      Your wit burlesque may one step higher climb, And in his sphere may judge all doggrel rhyme: All proves, and moves, and loves, and honours too; All that appears high sense, and scarce is low.
    • 1874, Mir Amman of Dihli, Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes[2]:
      I have not the vanity to think myself a poet; and I have a horror of seeing mere doggrel rhymes--such as the following-- "Mighty toil I've borne for years thirty, I have revived Persia by this Pursi."

Noun[edit]

doggrel (plural doggrels)

  1. Alternative form of doggerel
    • 1890, William Gilmore Simms, Guy Rivers= A Tale of Georgia[3]:
      The uncouth doggrel, recited in a lilting sort of measure, the peculiar and various pleasures of a canter upon a pine rail.