from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba, and typically has a 9-9-6-6-9 cadence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A humorous, often nonsensical, and sometimes risqé poem of five anapestic lines, of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of three feet, and rhyme, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rhyme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nonsense song or verse, one of a series of impromptu productions of a free character, sung at convivial parties in Ireland.
- n. A nonsense verse of a fixed type, more or less amusing, of the pattern of those written by Edward Lear in his “Book of Nonsense.” See Learic. The following is an example:
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. port city in southwestern Ireland
- n. a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
After Limerick .(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)