poetaster definition by Webster's New World
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a writer of mediocre verse; rhymester; would-be poet
Origin: ModL: see poet and amp; -aster
poetaster definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A writer of insignificant, meretricious, or shoddy poetry.
Origin: New Latin poētaster : Latin poēta, poet; see poet + Latin -aster, pejorative suff.