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balladmonger

[bal-uh d-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈbæl ədˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a seller of ballads.
2.
an inferior poet.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; ballad + monger
Related forms
balladmongering, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ballad-monger

balladmonger

/ˈbælədˌmʌŋɡə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a seller of ballads, esp on broadsheets
2.
(derogatory) a writer of mediocre poetry
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