add. ·noun a nonsense poem of five anapestic lines, of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of there feet, and rime, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rime; as --there was a young lady, amanda,/whose ballades lyriques were quite fin de/si/cle, i deem/but her journal intime/was what sent her papa to uganda.//.
Meaning of LIMERICK in English
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012