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Originally: nonsensical verse. Later: whimsical or nonsensical verse intended to amuse by absurdity; an example of this, specifically a limerick; (in plural also) verses consisting of words arranged solely with reference to the metre and rhyme scheme, without regard to the sense.
Late 17th century. From nonsense + verse.
nonsense verse/ˈnɒns(ə)ns ˌvəːs/
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