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doggerel

noun [U] uk   /ˈdɒɡ.ər.əl/ us    /ˈdɑː.ɡɚ-/
poetry that is silly or badly written
Translations of “doggerel”
in Spanish copla de ciego, mal verso…
in French vers de mirliton…
in German der Knittelvers…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蹩腳詩, 打油詩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蹩脚诗, 打油诗…
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