[kler-uh-hyoo] /ˈklɛr əˌhyu/
a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of a well-known person.
a form of comic or satiric verse, consisting of two couplets of metrically irregular lines, containing the name of a well-known person
humorous verse form, 1928, from English humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), who described it in a book published 1906 under the name E. Clerihew.
[kler-uh-see] /ˈklɛr ə si/ noun 1. learned persons as a class; literati; intelligentsia. n. 1818, on model of German clerisei, from Late Latin clericia, related to clericus (see cleric); coined by Coleridge “to express a notion no longer associated with CLERGY” [OED].
[klurk; British klahrk] /klɜrk; British klɑrk/ noun 1. a person employed, as in an office, to keep records, file, type, or perform other general office tasks. 2. a salesclerk. 3. a person who keeps the records and performs the routine business of a court, legislature, board, etc. 4. . 5. a member of the clergy; […]
/klɑːˈkɛs/ noun 1. a female office clerk
[klurk-lee; British klahrk-lee] /ˈklɜrk li; British ˈklɑrk li/ adjective, clerklier, clerkliest. 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk. 2. Archaic. . adverb 3. in the manner of a clerk. /ˈklɑːklɪ/ adjective -lier, -liest 1. of or like a clerk 2. (obsolete) learned adverb 3. (obsolete) in the manner of a clerk