Ballad-monger

balladmonger

[bal-uhd-muhng-ger, -mong-]
noun
1.
a seller of ballads.
2.
an inferior poet.

Origin:
1590–1600; ballad + monger

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

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