Meaning of hoggerel in English:

hoggerel

(also hoggrel)

Pronunciation /ˈhɒɡ(ə)rəl/ /ˈhɒɡ(ə)r(ə)l/

noun

  • A young sheep, especially one in its second year. Compare "hog"; "hogget".

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From hog + -erel, variant of -rel. It is uncertain whether sense 2 shows any connection with post-classical Latin hogerellus young sheep (12th to 14th centuries in British sources).