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[mah-ker] /ˈmɑ kər/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
a poet or writer. Unabridged
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  • makar asked, looking up at his companion in beatific surprise.

  • Things began with "this or that, makar Alexievitch, is your fault."

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • I have now told you all, makar Alexievitch, and feel sure that you will understand my despondency.

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Then it went on to "I need hardly say that the fault is wholly makar Alexievitch's."

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • They seized makar Alexeevich by the arms and dragged him to the door.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • How is it that his compositions please you so much, makar Alexievitch?

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • After drinking and smoking a great deal, makar goes to sleep and has a dream.

  • To think that your better sense should so play you false, makar Alexievitch!

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • He orders makar to be transformed into a post-horse, to be used by the police commissioner.

  • Pay no attention to this, makar Alexievitch; for the love of God, be comforted.

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
British Dictionary definitions for makar


(Scot) a creative artist, esp a poet
Word Origin
a Scot variant of maker
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