late 14c. (adj.); 1630s (n.), "Any rhyming verse in which the meter is forced into metronomic regularity by the stressing of normally unstressed syllables and in which rhyme is forced or banal" [Miller Williams, "Patterns of Poetry"]. probably from dog (n.) + pejorative suffix -rel and applied to bad poetry perhaps with a suggestion of puppyish clumsiness, or being fit only for dogs. Attested as a surname from mid-13c., but the sense is not evident.
1. He styled his poem doggerel.
2. Neither it nor his other theological versetreatises rise far above doggerel.
3. He had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind.
4. To have the catchy sound of a simple , repetitious rhyme or doggerel.
5. A simple doggerel tells us vividly the meaning of the property right.