Poetaster meaning

pōĭt-ăstər
A writer of mediocre verse; rhymester; would-be poet.
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A writer of insignificant, meretricious, or shoddy poetry.
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Origin of poetaster

  • New Latin poētaster Latin poēta poet poet Latin -aster pejorative suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from the New Latin poÄ“taster. poet +"Ž -aster

    From Wiktionary