from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A humorous verse, usually consisting of two unmatched rhyming couplets, about a person whose name generally serves as one of the rhymes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rhyme of four lines, usually regarding a person mentioned in the first line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person
After Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), British writer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley (Wiktionary)